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Dancer Paid To Have Epileptic Fit On Stage, Jedward Dance On

epileptic-dancerANSWERING the question “How do you follow autistic Jedward, the X Factor Duracell Gonks?”, the Arts Council pushes an epileptic dancer into the stage and pays her £14k to stop taking her medication and fit on stage.

Laydeesandgentalmeen, we give you Rita Marcalo. Rolling-Eyed Rita will dance for 24-hours. She will not sleep. She will appear under strobe lighting. This is not exploitation, viewers – this is “conceptual and physical interfaces between dance, movement and epilepsy”.

This sit not paying the sufferer loadsa money to perform for our titillation and amusement. This is art, you ignorant heathen.

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Posted: 20th, November 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0