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Jess Curtis

We, as so many other friends and colleagues, are shaken by the deeply sad news of Jess Curtis’ death. We are heartbroken, to have lost such an incredible friend, artist and ally in disability activism. Everyone at Claire Cunningham Projects sends much love to everyone grieving the loss of Jess, his smile, his humour, his … More about Jess Curtis

Claire to become the Einstein Professor for “Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts” at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

From October 2023, Claire will take up the position of Einstein Professor of “Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts” at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin. As part of her professorship, Claire will teach and research at the HZT for an initial five years, starting with the winter semester 2023/24. She is the first … More about Claire to become the Einstein Professor for “Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts” at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Thank You Very Much is Back!

National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival in association with Claire Cunningham Projects and Kunstenfestivaldesarts present Thank You Very Much National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival (MIF) in association with Claire Cunningham Projects and Kunstenfestivaldesarts are delighted to announce a return of Claire’s award-winning work Thank You Very Much, as they pull back … More about Thank You Very Much is Back!

Disability and Climate Change: A Public Archive Project Disability and Climate Change: A Public Archive Project chronicles the wisdom and expertise of disabled activists, artists, and first responders working for climate justice.  Enter the archive to read and explore curated versions of deep conversations between disabled practitioners, written in an engaging conversational style and designed to speak … More about

The Choreography of Care – Publications

Following the production of  Thank You Very Much (2019) and dialogues between the team and rabbi, scientist, and activist Julia Watts Belser, Claire began to develop clear framing structures for the different meanings of Care.  To further develop our understanding of Care we are working with the team at tanzhaus nrw on the Choreography of Care symposium which will take place in … More about The Choreography of Care – Publications

German Dance Awards

Over the weekend, Claire was presented with the German Dance Prize for Outstanding Artistic Development. “Thank you to the jury for this honour and recognition. For the award itself and for the incredible company it places me alongside – this year and previous winners.  This acknowledgement of my career and work is truly appreciated, empowering … More about German Dance Awards

International Tour Dates for Thank You Very Much Announced

National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival (MIF) in association with Claire Cunningham Projects today announced a return to international touring with pioneering artist Claire Cunningham’s award-winning contemporary dance performance Thank You Very Much, inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist. This ambitious and powerful meditation on identity and acceptance and the challenges of … More about International Tour Dates for Thank You Very Much Announced