Disability Arts Online’s Assistant Editor, Joe Turnbull speaks to Claire about Disability and… Aesthetics. She talks about her rejection of contemporary dance’s traditional aesthetics and training techniques, the challenges of working internationally and the responsibility she feels as one of the UK’s most established disabled choreographers. Click here for more ways to listen. Click here … More about Claire features on the Disability Arts Online’s “Disability and…” Podcast
Thank You Very Much premiered at the Uknrain Cultural Centre in Manchester on 17 July to standing ovations and some great reviews! “Astonishing…a life-affirming display of community spirit that would make Elvis quiver with pride”★★★★★ The Herald “a thought-provoking and poignant show about identity, performance and disruption”★★★★ The Guardian “What I didn’t expect was for … More about Thank You Very Much, Manchester!
We’re very excited to release the full tour schedule for Spring 2019 tour of The Way You Look (at me) Tonight, kicking off in Germany on 17 & 18 April, taking us to Switzerland, Sweden, the UK and back to Germany again. The full programme for Manchester International Festival is now live and tickets are … More about Spring Tour and Thank You Very Much now on sale!
Click here to listen to The Art of Living: Elvis – a tribute in Dance We join Claire in the studio during the research period for a new work, Thank You Very Much, which draws on Claire’s current fascination with Elvis Tribute Artists. Claire is intrigued by the difference between impersonation and tribute, what … More about Thank You Very Much features in BBC Radio 4 Documentary
The National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival (MIF) come together for the first time to work with Claire to present Thank You Very Much, which will premiere at MIF in July 2019 before touring to Glasgow later in the year. Forty years after Elvis left the building, the King is back. This … More about New work, Thank You Very Much, announced
Having been included in The List’s Hot 100 in 2015, Claire has now made The Herald’s Cool List for 2018! The cool list is made up of people who either live in Scotland or Scots living elsewhere who have played a part in shaping Scotland and the world. Claire Cunningham Dancer, 41 Why? She alters the … More about Claire features in The Herald’s 2018 Cool List
Claire’s work features in a new publication of poems but D/deaf and Disabled Artists. Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back examines the poetics of disabled and D/deaf cultures. The first of its kind and packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links to accessible online videos, it showcases a diversity of styles, opinions, and survival … More about Claire’s work published in collection of poems by Deaf and Disabled poets
We’re very excited to announce that Claire has been selected to be one of The Place’s Associate Artists on its Work Place Development programme. Joined by fellow dance artists Amy Bell and Vicki Igbokwe, the Work Place programme gives artists space to create and reflect, and platforms for performance. Claire will be working on a … More about Claire announced as Associate Artist at The Place
We’re thrilled to announce that The Way You Look (at me) Tonight has been shortlisted for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text’ Category. The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, known locally as the Izzies, are awarded annually to acknowledge exceptional creative achievements in the performance and presentation of dance. Awards are … More about Isadora Duncan Dance Award Nomination
Open Call for trans disabled dancer Claire Cunningham is seeking a professional self-identifying disabled dancer who is a trans person of any gender identity, for their new work Thank You Very Much (Working Title). Claire is particularly interested in meeting and working with dancers who identify as BAME (black, Asian or minority ethnic) dancers for … More about Open Call for trans disabled dancer