The Army

Performance workshop for Young People age 12 – 15

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    The Army: movement workshop for Young People, Whitechapel Gallery.

Past Event


This event was on Sat 24 Nov & Sun 2 Dec 2018

Aged 12 – 15? We Want You!

What would you stand up for to make the world a better place?
What movements would you make to stay awake and survive?

Anton Mirto‘s The Army is a call to young people age 12 – 15 to be brave in an age that promotes fear, by working together and empowering each other.

Conceived in 2016 as a desire to stand up, stay awake and survive, The Army sees participants practice fearlessness and strength, through stylised marching drills and audible rhythmic breath.

Working along side artist and choreographers Anton Mirto and Eleftheria Tzamtzi you will be guided through movement and confidence building workshops to develop power poses, marching drills resulting in a routine to be performed in the gallery.

To take part and for more information email: education@whitechapelgallery.org

Dates and times

Saturday 24 November 2018, 11 – 4pm

Sunday 2 December 2018, 11 – 5pm – with a live performance at 4pm

(Performance takes place in the Elmgreen and Dragset Exhibition, tickets are required for the exhibition)

About Anton Mirto

‘Working under her own name and as former Co-Director of A2company, Anton Mirto has wrapped performers in tinfoil and buried them alive, created a sound installation of whispered apologies and a dance from people jolting to the pop of bubblewrap. At once playful and rigorous, her work is interested in the possibility of social change – and in thinking about the small actions that might build up to bring it about.‘ Run riot interview

Mirto has presented works at: Royal Opera House, ICA, LIFT, The Place, Tate Modern, TripSpace as part of Hayward Gallery’s ‘Mirror City’, Yard Theatre, Lillian Bayliss, (London), National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), Storey Gallery (Lancaster) & Yorkshire Dance; Internationally at Parc de La Vilette (Paris), Off Limits (Germany), City of Women (Ljubljana) Centre of Contemporary Culture, (Barcelona), Infecting The City (Cape Town),  Fresh Paint Salon & Yaffo23, (Tel Aviv), Tenuta Dello Scompiglio (Tuscany) & Werkstatten und Kulturhaus, (Vienna).  She has been visiting lecturer at University of the Arts (MA Costume) Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (MA Performance) & Kingston University (Architecture & Landscape).

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