About Us

Dante or Die makes bold and ambitious site-based performances that tour across the country. We transform ordinary spaces to create unique and intimate promenade experiences.

Led by co-founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, we work to interrogate and celebrate the human condition through the exploration of contemporary social concerns.

Passionate about developing audiences, we seek to dismantle the social and physical barriers to attending our performances. Our participation and training initiatives nurture new talent helping young people find employment in the arts.

Dante or Die has partnered with a wide range of organisations including The Lowry and the Almeida Theatre, the Arts Partnership Surrey and Creative Arts East as well as businesses such as Hilton Hotel and Lok’nStore. We are SITELINES Associate Artists at South Street Reading, which champions performance in unusual locations.

The name Dante or Die comes from the site where Daphna and Terry first made a site-specific performance together in the skate park of Kennington Park many years ago. The grafitti containing the words Dante or Die is still scrawled there...

Daphna Attias

Daphna Attias

Co-Artistic Director

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Terry O'Donovan'

Terry O'Donovan

Co-Artistic Director

terry@danteordie.com tootmaketheatre.org.uk Biography
Sophie Ignatieff

Sophie Ignatieff

Producer

sophie@danteordie.com Biography

Lucy Atkinson

Executive Producer

lucy@danteordie.com Biography

Anna Woolhouse

Associate Artist

anna@danteordie.com Biography

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Daphna Attias, Gemma Cook, Faith Dodkins, Liz Eddy, Gareth James, Terry O'Donovan, Tom Smith, Jen Tait, Lib Taylor, Vicky Wilson.

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