Showing with Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis
How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our physicality’s shape how we perceive the world around us? How much can we affect the way we see others? Can we learn to see across lines of difference in new ways? US and Berlin based choreographer and performance artist Jess Curtis and UK self-identifying disabled artist Claire Cunningham will show early stage research for a new full-evening duet; The Way You Look (at me) Tonight, developed in collaboration with US acclaimed philosopher of perception and author Dr. Alva Noë.
Choreography: Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis | Artistic Advice: Dr. Alva Noë | Composition: Matthias Herrmann | Video: Yoann Trellu | Production management: Nadja Dias, Alec White, Julia Daniela | A production for Unlimited 2016, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012. In coproduction with Claire Cunningham Projects, Jess Curtis/ Gravity, Tramway Glasgow with friendly support by British Council, Grants for the Arts San Francisco and San Francisco Arts Commission, Cultural Equity Fund
Claire Cunningham, Glasgow/UK. is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow. 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 (developed for non-disabled bodies) or the attempt to move with the pretense of a body or aesthetic other than her own. www.clairecunningham.co.uk