THE FANDANGOE DISCOTECA AND GRIEF RAVES
THE FANDANGOE DISCOTECA
Alternative spaces to explore grief, loss + mental health
The DISCOTECA is on its way to the UK, from Berlin and we invite you to shake out your grief, of all kinds, from bereavement to break ups to political rage to climate angst!
We are bringing this to you in collaboration with the wonderful Fandangoe Kid and Street Sound System following our collaboration in 2023 on The Fandangoe Skip. We noticed that movement, dance and music as well as our first grief raves were really popular and that there is a need for people to have safe spaces to shake out their grief, and also sprinkle a little bit of joy and hope.
GRIEF MOVES AND GRIEF RAVES
GRIEF MOVES TOUR
‘Grief Moves’ enables the joy and hope of the DISCOTECA installation to be shared with communities across the UK and beyond, touring throughout 2023. It follows the 'Grief Raves' success last year; a Grief Rave brings people together via music, inviting the public to come and play songs that remind them of those they have loved and lost. 'Grief Moves', brings together our expertise, inviting the public to come and shake out their grief on the dance floor, releasing climate, political, or socio-economic angst with the space to collectively remember the loss of loved ones.
‘The Grief Raves were phenomenally powerful at World Trade Center in October and at Canary Wharf this Summer,’ says Nicholson. ‘Our team of professionals were able to create a feeling of safety and warmth for collective grief on the dancefloor, bringing people from all walks of life together to share memories of their loved ones over music.’
Founder of The Loss Project, Carly shares "the Grief Moves tour is a fundamental part of our collaboration to bring dance and movement, as tools to process and explore grief in all of its forms. It enables us to reconnect with our bodies using non-verbal ways to express our grief. Both Annie and I, have wanted to bring together a dance floor that centres grief for many years Individually, and It's an honour to be able to bring this to life together with this collaboration".
Following the success of The Fandangoe WHIP and SKIP from 2021-22, which travelled across the country before being commissioned by Arts Brookfield at World Trade Center to encourage the public to share their individual and collective grief over an ice cream, The Fandangoe Kid and team are back with the Fandangoe DISCOTECA and tour, as they invite the public to shake out their day in a mini disco with boldly patterned roll out dance floors In London and Berlin.
Annie Nicholson, aka The Fandangoe Kid explains ‘We have partnered with Berlin based company K67 who restore the original modular 1960's kiosks designed by the legendary Saša Mächtig, who is now 81, but is still heavily involved in the legacy of these pieces with the K67 foundation.’
‘The dancefloor has been a space of silence and safety as I have navigated the many great losses and painful grief in my life throughout the past decade,’ explains Nicholson, ‘and having successfully installed public realm projects around grief and mental health over the past two years, we have noticed a distinct change in how people wish to connect and come together. There is an overwhelming need to shake out your grief physically right now.’
25th March - Hackney @ A Portuguese Love Affair
1st May - Weston Super Mare
25th - 27th August - Greenbelt Festival
Contact us if you'd like us to come to your area.
THE FANDANGOE SKIP 2022
The Fandangoe SKIP tour came to London and NYC; an amazing collaboration which saw us convert a skip into a candy coloured ice cream kiosk which opened up an alternative space to explore grief and loss. The Loss Project curated a programme of talks, activities and workshops providing much needed support for grief and mental health.
Find out more about what we got up to with the 2022 collaboration here.