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Evolution is a 17min solo dance piece, created in 2007 for the Dublin Fringe Festival. It is a biographical work telling the story of Claire’s journey into learning to dance, alongside the story of the medical interventions that she has experienced throughout her life. In particular it is the story of how her body has changed and developed – particularly with regard to working in dance. There is recorded and live text (English) in the piece.

Evolution earned Cunningham a nomination for Best Female Performer at the Dublin Fringe Festival ’07 and the piece has been since been presented at Tramway Glasgow, Pustervik Theatre Gothenburg, Potsdamer Tanztage and as part of the Firsts season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2008.


Created, conceived and performed by Claire Cunningham
Directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, Linda Payne & Jane Simpson
Music Matthias Herrmann (JS Bach, Freed/Brown)
Lighting Design Grahame Gardner
Publicity Image Mark Morreau

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