Claire Cunningham is currently touring her work The Way You Look (at me) Tonight internationally. This duet with award-winning choreographer and performance artist Jess Curtis is a unique mix of dance, philosophy and storytelling, with the audience sitting on stage, coming into physical contact with the performers and invited to participate and explore the implications of disability, not only as a choreographer but also in terms of societal notions.
Developed in collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, Claire and Jess perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other-as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds and wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world. The Way You Look (at me) Tonight was shortlisted for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text’ category for the 2016/17 performance season.
“a rare magic that is not only a choreography of bodies, crutches and people but a symphony of intimacy, tenderness and generosity.” Writing about Dance
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight will be performed at two London dates before the Manchester Festival, please see details below. Both nights are audio described, the Tuesday night show is sign language interpreted and on Wednesday there will be a free touch tour before the show.
Claire is also currently developing a new work Thank You Very Much which will premiere at Manchester International Festival 2019.
Time: 7:30pm. Sign Language Interpreted by Jenni Draper
Audio Described. The performance will be at: The Place – Unreserved, The Place Theatre, 17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY