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Dash Residencies

Dash Residences are ever-changing, immersive performance spaces and installations. Over the course of a day, guests will listen to live music, engage in political debate, participate in theatre, catch film premieres, dance to late-night DJs, create art-actions, cook and eat together, all within the comfort of a home environment.

Since 2014, Dash Arts has created durational residences packed with performance and conversation such as the Russian country house, Dash Arts Dacha, a communal Eurosquat, a Memory Safe full of stories of things lost behind and most recently a new European townsquare, the Dash Arts Forum at the British Library, Latitude Festival, Tate Modern, UCL East, Rich Mix and Leyton Midsummer Festival. Our residencies bring diverse audiences together in a space that fosters creativity and collaboration. 


Previous Events

Dash Forum at Latitude Festival

19-21 July 2019, 12pm - late | Henham Park, Suffolk - Latitude Festival

Audience reviews for the Dash Arts Forum at Latitude Festival 2019 from Dash Arts on Vimeo.

Join us in building and inhabiting our pop-up Forum in the Faraway Forest for an extraordinary session at Latitude Festival. Townsquare, public house, marketplace, theatre, gig venue, listening space and debating chamber where we breathe life back into our democracy. 
 

Our Forum will serve as a performance venue for gigs from across Europe, theatre where audiences are part of the performance, fevered political and philosophical debate with special guests, citizen’s assemblies, films, art-actions and late night djs.

The Forum is part of Dash Arts current series of work, EUTOPIA – exploring what Europe means and what it means to be European. Dash Arts’ Forum is curated by Dash Arts’ Artistic Director Josephine Burton and Designer Bryan Woltjen and packed with musicians, actors, activists and thinkers from across Europe.

 

The Memory Safe 

23 June 2019, 12-6pm | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park E20 3BS - The Great Get Together

The Memory Safe collects stories of the lost and found. Throughout the day, expect live music, storytelling, clay-making, shelves of objects to explore and roving microphones to record your own memories of things left behind. A playful creative day for all the family developed with communities and participants from across the Olympic Park’s Five Boroughs and UCL .

Step into your new home. You’ll notice it’s not quite empty. There are objects everywhere. Objects that were, until very recently, someone else's entirely. 

What did they leave for you?

What story will it tell?

What will you leave for the next to find?

…and will you leave it well?

 

Dash Eurosquat

22-23 September 2018 | Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA | FREE

Installation, debating chamber, and performance venue, Dash Arts and Rich Mix London present the Eurosquat. Over the course of the weekend artists, actors and musicians from across Europe will build a makeshift community with your help. Drawing on the best examples of occupying spaces, our Eurosquat will evolve through the weekend. Impromptu music gigs, theatre, art-actions, and late night DJ sets await alongside a warm welcome, drinks and snacks.

"Live music and the most fun, raucous late-night dancing at the festival..."
The Observer, 2016

Help build our new community; sip hot tea or something stronger; join the urban social movement; engage in fevered political discussion with special guests and enjoy spontaneous music and theatre from across Europe where audiences are part of the performance.

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