CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM

Disabled dancer and Choreographer

Background

Claire Cunningham is a multi-disciplinary performer and choreographer based in Glasgow. Originally a classically-trained singer, she began to work in dance in 2005, after working with US choreographer Jess Curtis, who kindled her interest in movement.

As now being one of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Cunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques.

With the success of her past works, including the intimate solo show Me (Mobile/Evolution) in 2009, Give Me a Reason to Live in 2014 which was a piece inspired by the work of Dutch medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch and being the artist in residence with Perth International Arts Festival and more, Claire is currently touring her latest project The Way You Look (at me) Tonight with choreographer Jess Curtis. Performances of this tour can still be attended with more information on Claire’s website.

Location

Glasgow, UK

DATE

July 2015

CATEGORY

Creative, Performance Arts


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