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Director - Theatre-maker - Facilitator

Rebeka's practice is rooted in embodied physical & vocal discovery, and play. They access text and character through its rhythm, musicality and dynamics, emphasising the collective in the room. Their work explores themes of migration, folk traditions, climate justice and queerness; subverting gender roles through the physical language of their performers and theatre spaces with an approach that is multidisciplinary and holistic, including natural movement, live music and writing.

Three performers, all wearing white shirts and traditional Eastern European wear, touching and and starting at one point in surprise, in a humour.

Places I Never Think About

Creator - Musical Director - Performer

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Performance: The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 2023
Scratch: Omnibus Theatre Enginge Room, Voila Miniatura 2022
R&D: NDT Broadgate, 2022

 A mythical journey into the lives of a group of Eastern European immigrants as they try to navigate their lives and the worlds they left behind. Places I Never Think About is physical exploration of identity, family & queerness through poetry, folk song and dance.

Sinead, Leoni and Rebeka (3 people in their mid-twenties) stand around a piano. Rebeka with a clarinet, and they're all laughing.

Algo-Rhythm

by The Really Useless Group, a comedy trio consisting of Sinead Hegarty, Leoni Amandi and Rebeka Dio.

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Performances:

The Bill Murray, 2023

The GLITCH part of Vault Festival, 2023

A musical sketch comedy exploring modern life as a queer creative in the clutches of social media.

'Don’t miss their performance of guaranteed giggles and guffaws.' -  North West End Reviews (5 stars)

Mammy Be Grand

Movement Director, Creative Facilitator

Written and created by Aoife Beaumont Howell


Performance at Theatre Peckham, 2023

R&D at The Arcola Theatre, 2022

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Transit

Creator - Movement Director - Performer

The Cockpit for Voila Festival Europe, 2021, 2022 

Offie nominated 

Transit is a surreal exploration of the assimilation /naturalisation process in the United Kingdom, we follow two immigrants as they are confronted with the less than fairytale reality of what it is to live, work and work in the UK when you were born somewhere else. 

 

a sensorial journey told through live music, dance, poetry and verbatim interviews. Inspired by the biomythic tales of the creative team. Exploring notions of belonging, migration and displacement.

What Makes a Body Terrifying?

Sound Designer

The Hope Theatre, 2022

'Complimenting this performance is Rebeka Dio’s equally entrancing sound design and accompanying music from ‘Dongő’ Balázs Szokolay. The sounds sweep over us like the lapping waves we regularly hear, enough to lure us further into their embraces. We may never want to leave.' - Everything Theatre (5-stars)

What Makes A Body Terrifying is a queer exploration of two strikingly similar folk tales: the Slavic Rusalke and the Celtic Selkies. These two folk tales centre around mythical sea-people - said to shed their skins and become dangerous, beautiful human-forms, who seduce sailors and lure them to their deaths. This piece explores how they use narrative and rhetorical devices to create fear, and how these parallel with the ways fear is generated against queer bodies.

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 Bad Sex

Director

Riverside Studios, 2022

Written by Theo Hristov. Loosely based on real events, Bad Sex paints a portrait of the artist as a young man adrift in a city that never sleeps. Liam is a young American actor in the middle of a long West End run when, exacerbated by alcohol and drug abuse, past trauma and unchecked male privilege catch up with him, prompting him to walk off-stage mid-performance in a very public breakdown. 

"Bad Sex is like a shot of flavoured vodka. It will mess you up a little, and leave a bitter aftertaste, but its hidden umami flavour will get you asking for more." - West End Evenings review

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Skin in the Game

Director

Theatre 503 - Rapid Write Response, 2022

Written by Lucy Davidson. This short play is a response to Moreno by Pravin Wilkins.

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The Fields of Asphodel

Co-Director - Movement Director - Producer

The Fields of Asphodel, written by Aoife Beaumont, explores the lives of seven women throughout history finding themselves stuck in Purgatory with only two of them allowed to move on. In this liminal space between Heaven and Hell, the characters ponder the morality of their decisions made during their lives and go on a journey of personal redemption.

A story of love, sin and expection told through song, movement and text.

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