Exploring the impact of global crises and personal heartbreaks, Kissing Rebellion is a new dance theatre performance inspired by the social media message that followed the Paris attacks in 2015: “Il va falloir beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup d’amour”- “It’s going to take a lot, a lot, a lot of love.” 

Hosting dinners over the last three years in their home cities of London, Paris, Chicago and Los Angeles, co-creators Carolyn Defrin and Abigail Boucher audio-recorded their guests’ humorous, passionate and sorrowful stories that began with a kiss. With connections to family, friends, lovers, identities, places and histories, these original recordings are woven together with live performance, inviting audiences to investigate the capacity to heal and care in the wake of what has been shattered. 

“Through hundreds of conversations we’ve had about kissing in the last three years- we’ve discovered how much a kiss can be a radical act of care, and how sharing stories about kisses can be just as radical'

'The simplest gesture can be the greatest act of care.' A new dance theatre performance about our ability to heal and care in the wake of what has been shattered.

The Venue

Ovalhouse Downstairs

52-54 Kennington Oval, London, London, United Kingdom, SE11 5SW

Nearest Tube

Oval (Northern Line, 100yrds) and Vauxhall (Victoria Line, 12 min walk)

Nearest Train

Vauxhall

Running Time

To be confirmed.

Booking Dates

First Performance

Friday 15th November 2019

Last Performance

Saturday 30th November 2019