“You’re such a great inspiration!” is a phrase Dan Daw hears constantly in his life, without ever having agreed to this role as a projection template for the general public. Now it’s time to inspire himself and instead of catching majority projections, broadcast what actually makes him tick: a beautiful mess of glitter, sweat, shame and pride. Dan reclaims power by allowing himself to be dominated on his own terms. Together with performer Christopher Owen, he thus creates an impactful show about caring, familiarity, resilience, and trying to let go and take yourself back.
Dan Daw‘s career as a dancer and performer began in 2002 in his native Australia. Since then he has worked in numerous companies and with choreographers in Australia, Scotland, England and Sweden, among other places. He has just embarked on a three-year collaboration with Hamburg’s cultural venue Kampnagel on Disabled Leadership, Accessibility and Caring.
Many only see his body when they see Dan Daw. And they comment on how well he manages his life. Now, together with a second dancer, he presents himself as he would like to be seen: with many contradictions and big question marks.
Künstlerische Leitung: Dan Daw
Regie: Mark Maughan
Mit: Dan Daw & Christopher Owen
Regieassistenz: Thyrza Abrahams
Bewegungsregie: Sarah Blanc
Design: Emma Bailey
Komposition & Sound Design: Guy Connelly
Dramaturgie: Brian Lobel
Künstlerischer Peer-Support: Dr Kate Marsh
Produktionsleitung & Stage Manager: Froud
Produktionsleitung: Liz Counsell
Beratung Barrierefreiheit: Zed Lightheart
Beratung Produktion: Phil Hargreaves
Produziert im Auftrag von: Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange and Dance4
Unterstützt von: Shoreditch Town Hall, Candoco Dance Company und I’m Here, Where Are You? Festival