As the UK arts industry fears for its future and how to work in new ways, disabled artists push back to not be made invisible or forgotten. Consider how the expertise of D/deaf and disabled artists could be more vital than ever in a COVID/post COVID world. Crip/Disabled/D/deaf artists know: how to attend to the … More about We Shall Not Be Removed
Each year, Double, the mentoring and coaching platform of the Migros Culture Percentage enables four Swiss individuals to work with a coach over the course of a year, pairing established artists with emerging artist in the fields of literature, dance, theater, pop and cabaret in a paid mentorship. Claire will deliver a mentoring programme that contains, but is not … More about Claire joins Double Mentor Scheme
As a culmination of her role as tanzhaus nrw‘s Factory Artist, Claire was due to curate the Choreography of Care symposium originally scheduled for mid-May. The symposium would investigate how “Care” – caring for yourself and others – works, if careful attention is paid to artistic collaboration, research, rehearsals and performances, barriers and the audience? Claire has produced a … More about Choreography of Care
Claire is one of 35 Artists who have shared their experiences of lockdown on The Alliance of International Production Companies’ new blog. Claire’s piece, Conflict of Interests reflects on the fear and anger of the disabled community, on dealing with a great sense of loss and on keeping her private spaces, private. I am very conflicted at … More about Conflict of Interests
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have cancelled all performances of The Way You Look (at me) Tonight this spring with the exception of the performance at Theatre im Pfalbau, Ludwigshaven on 8 & 9 May which will be reviewed in guidance with German lock down restrictions. More about Spring Tour Cancellations
In Claire’s latest podcast, she speaks to theatre critic Mark Fisher from the Theatre Voice podcast about why she defines herself as a disabled artist and why she thinks we are missing out by overlooking the creativity of disabled artists. Click here to listen to the podcast. If you’re looking for some more holiday listening from … More about Some holiday listening
It’s been a joyous week bringing Thank You Very Much back home to Glasgow for its Scottish premiere at the Couper Insitute in Cathcart, with some rave reviews to boot! “The astutely clever dots that Cunningham has threaded through this piece join up to cogent, thought-provoking effect – whether it’s Elvis thrusting rock’n’roll into the … More about Rave reviews from Glasgow!
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!