Nando Messias’ work straddles performance art, dance and theatre. His performances combine beautiful images with a fierce critique of gender, visibility and violence. Informed by queer ideology, Nando's work is known for his meticulous approach to movement, resulting in pieces that are highly skilled and carefully crafted. He has performed at the Tanks (Tate Gallery), the Gate Theatre, Toynbee Studios, Riverside Studios, the Roundhouse, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the ICA, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and Bistrotheque, among other stage and gallery spaces in Britain. Festivals include City of Women (Slovenia), Outburst (Belfast) and Edinburgh. He is a founder member of Eat Your Heart Out, a collective led by Scottee and a core member of The Theo Adams Company. With Biño Sauitzvy, his long-term collaborator, Nando has developed critically acclaimed dance-theatre pieces. Among these are Grand Genet: Our Lady of the Flowers and Sissy! Nando’s solo work has been curated by the Live Art Development Agency as part of the programme ‘Just Like a Woman.’ He has appeared regularly at Duckie, having had a whole evening dedicated to his work in August 2012. In 2009, Nando was directed for theatre by Bruce LaBruce alongside Vaginal Davis in Berlin and Vienna. As well as a performer, Nando is also a movement director and a queer academic.
The video 'Magdalena' for the Pixies' new single is now out. Directed by Judy Jacob, produced by Everything is OK, styled by Paul Joyce: