Dan Daw Creative Projects — The Dan Daw Show

4 & 5 June 2020 - Please note these performances have been cancelled

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note these performances have been cancelled. This page will be removed once all bookers have been contacted.

Teaming up with director Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), Dan Daw returns to Sadler’s Wells after curating a Wild Card evening in 2017 questioning our understanding of success and failure. In this new production, Dan Daw is unburdening himself of any notion of expectation. After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to non-disabled people simply because of who he is perceived to be, Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself.

By taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that Dan Daw is, he lets go of who he once was, to make room for who he wants to be.

Dan is joined in an intimate evening of play by performer Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) where Dan Daw takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.

Dan Daw is a Candoco Associate Artist and a Sadler’s Wells Summer University graduate. Supported using public funding from Arts Council England through project grants.
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. Co-commissioned by Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange and Dance4. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and Candoco Dance Company. Research supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II.

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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