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Downtime with Lou Cope

Claire recently took part in Downtime,  an interview podcast with Dramturg Lou Cope.  Downtime is a series of interviews with dance artists and arts leaders, talking about how they are coping during covid, if and how they are responding creatively to this enforced period of downtime and what their hopes for a new landscape might be. … More about Downtime with Lou Cope

Choreography of Care

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

Conflict of Interests

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

Some holiday listening

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

Claire features on the Disability Arts Online’s “Disability and…” Podcast

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, Manchester!

Thank You Very Much premiered at the Ukrainian 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!