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 society’s norms.

Biography

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. Claire was honoured for her «outstanding artistic development in dance» at the 2021 German Dance Awards held in the spring.

 

 


Masks mandatory. Admission only with Covid certificate (Swiss Covid certificate or EU/EFTA Digital Covid Certificate) and official ID (ID, passport, driving license). Further information here.

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 by National Theatre of Scotland, Manchester International Festival, and Perth Festival in association with tanzhaus nrw and Dance Umbrella

Produced by National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival in association with Claire Cunningham Projects.

Photos: Hugo Glendinning