This performance was cancelled. «Thank you very much» will be performed in the coming season. Despite the cancellation Claire and her team write «Letters to the Darkness».
Claire Cunningham invites you into the glittering and mysterious world of professional tribute artists: Internationally renowned artists with disabilities copy the movements, facial expressions, gestures and voices of showbiz greats, while destroying the myth of the perfect body. As the performers conquer the stage in sparkling costumes, questions about identity, acceptance, prejudices and even hostility arise involuntarily. The performance is intimate and provocative, it is humorous and it questions societys norms.
Scottish choreographer and dancer Claire Cunningham successfully tours the world. Her multidisciplinary performances are characterised by her deep interest in the lived experience of disability, its implications and can always be viewed as activism. Cunningham is currently the Factory Artist at Tanzhaus NRW and Artist in Residence at The Place in London.
Created and conceived by Claire Cunningham. Dramaturgy: Luke Pell. Sound Design: Matthias Herrmann. Costume Design: Shanti Freed. Set: Bethany Wells. Lighting: Chris Copland. Associate Director: Dan Watson. Performance: Claire Cunningham, Dan Daw, Tanja Erhart, Vicky Malin
Commissioned and produced byManchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland. Fotocredits: Hugo Glendinning.