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)
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!
Scottish Composer Greg Harradine has composed an original piano composition, ‘The Good Old Way’ inspired by Claire’s work Guide Gods as part of his Calendonian Portraits project. The project has seen Greg create a collection of eight new piano pieces celebrating the work of eight artists living and working in Scotland today. On March 10th, the … More about Caledonian Protraits by Greg Harradine
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
22 & 23 March, tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf The symposium is based on Claire‘s working practice which considers attention to time, design, communication and the act of performance itself as opportunities for care. The two day event will seek to shift away from formal methods of presentation and listening, to offer participatory provocations for engagement, creating … More about The Choreography of Care Symposium is now on sale!
In November – December 2021, Claire Cunningham Projects and National Theatre of Scotland embarked on a 5-city European tour of Claire Cunningham’s acclaimed dance-theatre piece Thank You Very Much. Already delayed from 2020 due to COVID-19, the tour to Switzerland, Sweden and Germany was the company’s first post-Brexit and mid-pandemic international touring work. Join some … More about Sharing Our Experiences on Tour
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
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
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
Claire has been honoured for her Outstanding Artistic Development in dance at the 2021 German Dance Awards. The Jury said: “Claire Cunningham’s work is exemplary for the work of other pioneers towards a future featuring physical diversity in dance and society. This development, which urgently requires more support and appreciation in Germany, is further promoted by … More about Claire honoured for Outstanding Artistic Development at German Dance Awards 2021