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What does Tartu look like from someone else's perspective? How intimate can you be with someone you’ve just met?

Walking:Holding is a project by artist Rosana Cade that invites you to walk hand in hand with different local strangers round nearby streets, parks and alleyways. It is a participatory performance for one audience member at a time, offering a gentle exploration of identity, touch and intimacy in urban public space.

The project is coming to Tartu on 18.-21. August  and we are looking for a diverse range of local people to take part as participants.

As a participant you will attend a group workshop on 8th of August, a rehearsal on the  15th of August and then take part in the performances on 18.-21. of August.


In the performance you will be stationed at a specific point in the town and walk with every audience member for about 5 minutes before passing them onto the next participant, then returning to your starting point. Each audience member will walk for about 30-40 minutes and hold hands with about 6 or 7 different local participants. We are looking for people of various genders, backgrounds, sexualities, ages, appearances, ethicities and nationalities to take part. No previous performance experience is required, just an interest in the project.


Please note that we will be able to cater for a range of access needs and you don't need to be able to walk. Expenses and food are covered. 


Please let us know if you want to take part of the participatory performance by contacting:


You can find more information about the project on Rosana Cade's website.

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