The Way You Look (at me) Tonight

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 May
7.30pm (see below for details of Assisted Performances)

Claire Cunningham lifting herself up by her crutches, kicking Jess Curtis. Jess Curtis on the right, sitting on the ground, with his hand blocking Claire's foot.

How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others?

Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world.

In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell.


Click here for '2 Minutes with Claire Cunningham (audio described)'

Post show talk on Tuesday 23 May (with BSL)

Tuesday 23 May will be BSL interpreted and audio described (please let the box office know if you would like to be provided with audio description)

Wednesday 24 May will include a touch tour (at 6.30pm for 30 mins) and be audio described (please let the box office know if you would like to be provided with audio description)

Recommended for ages 14+

Contains one instance of strong language

Performance runs: c. 1 hr 50 mins

Please choose between seats in the auditorium or on stage.  Seating is unreserved. Seats on stage comprise of chairs, cushions on the floor and spaces for wheelchairs.  When sitting on stage Claire and Jess will perform around you and may come into contact with you. If you have any specific access requirements please let the Box Office know when booking your tickets. 

The  Way  You  Look  (at  me)  Tonight  is  made  possible  with  the  support from the following funders and organisations:

Unlimited; 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,  co-commissioned  by Tramway  Glasgow  and  supported  by  The  Place  London,  Norfolk  & Norwich Festival and British Council.

The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead  funding  from  the  Doris  Duke  Charitable  Foundation  and The Andrew   W.   Mellon   Foundation,   with   additional   support   from   The Kenneth  Rainin  Foundation,  The  San  Francisco  Arts  Commission,  The Zellerbach   Family   Foundation,   San   Francisco   Grants   for   the   Arts, California  Arts  Council  with  support  from  the  National  Endowment  for the Arts.

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