Movement Director / Performer

Nando Messias' work straddles performance art, dance and theatre. Informed by queer ideology, his performances combine beautiful images with a fierce critique of gender, visibility and violence. He has performed at the Hayward Gallery, V&A, Tate Tanks, Gate Theatre, Toynbee Studios, Riverside Studios, Roundhouse, Royal Vauxhall Tavern and ICA, among other spaces in Britain. He has worked internationally in France, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal, Brazil, Chile, the United States and Japan.

With Biño Sauitzvy, his long-term collaborator, Nando has developed critically acclaimed dance-theatre pieces (Grand Genet: Our Lady of the Flowers, Sissy! and OH!). Nando performed alongside Vaginal Davis in Bruce LaBruce’s theatrical production, The Bad Breast.

As well as a practitioner, Nando is a movement director, choreographer and an academic of queer theory and performance.