[img]http://hits.guardian.co.uk/b/ss/guardiangu-feeds/1/H.20.3/19087?ns=guardian&pageName=Epilepsy+charity+alarmed+by+dancer%27s+plans+for+onstage+seizure%3AArticle%3A1307845&ch=Life+and+style&c3=Guardian&c4=Epilepsy%2CLife+and+style%2CDance%2CStage%2CCulture+section%2CUK+news&c6=&c7=09-Nov-19&c8=1307845&c9=Article&c10=News&c11=Life+and+style&c13=&c25=&c30=content&h2=GU%2FLife+and+style%2FEpilepsy[/img]An epilepsy charity says it is "very concerned" about a dance artist who is planning to induce a seizure on stage. Rita Marcalo has stopped taking her epilepsy medication before her show in Bradford next month. Marcalo, who is the artistic director of the Instant Dissidence dance theatre in Leeds, said: "Epilepsy is an invisible disability. I want to raise awareness of it." The audience will watch as she attempts to trigger a seizure using a range of stimuli. The charity Epilepsy Action called Marcalo's plans potentially very dangerous: "This is something we would strongly urge this person not to do."
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Guardian: Epilepsy charity alarmed by dancer's plans for onstage seizure
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