Homo Novus


4 Legs Good

Claire Cunningham (United Kingdom)
05.09., 06.09. 20:00 | €20 / €15

This lecture performance by multi-disciplinary artist Claire Cunningham explores her artistic practice – specifically the use / misuse, study and distortion of crutches as artistic practice and how they shape her work. In the widest sense her work has shifted from its explorations about the connection between the crutches and the body – what is possible in the combination of the crutches with her and other bodies – to how the crutches connect her to the world.

This is a relaxed, informal event where the audience is free to do whatever they need to be comfortable. There will be a variety of seating options.

About artist

Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in based in Glasgow, Scotland. A recent Factory Artist with Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Germany she is also an Affiliate Artist with The Place, London. 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).  This runs alongside a deep interest in the lived experience of disability and its implications not only as a choreographer but also in terms of societal notions of knowledge, value, connection and interdependence.  A self-identifying disabled artist, Cunningham’s work combines multiple art forms and ranges from the intimate solo show ME (Mobile/Evolution) (2009), to the large ensemble work  12  made for Candoco Dance Company.


By and with: Claire Cunningham

5, 6



Dirty Deal Teatro

€20 / €15


In English (Latvian sign language)



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