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Claire Cunningham Songs of the Wayfarer

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Songs of the Wayfarer

I really love turning into this sort of four-legged creature. All the little places that you can wedge the crutch really right into a corner or into a crack. In Scotland, we’d say nooks and crannies. And I get so lost in that sort of play… when the ground really becomes… my companion.”
Claire Cunningham

What is the choreography of crip* navigation? The wide compass of crip knowledge? What are the maps we would draw? Of place, scale, time, energy? What can be learned from those of us who reach for the ground through crutches, as 4-legged creatures…

In this new solo from one of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Claire Cunningham returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio to examine the act of journeying itself, drawing comparisons with the world of mountaineering and inspiration from Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), re-engaging with her past as a classical singer to reframe our vision of journeying, craft, and outdoor encounter through a crip lens.

*crip is a political and cultural identity embraced by some disabled individuals

Co-Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. Co-Produced and commissioned by Mousonturm Frankfurt, HZT/University of Arts Berlin the support of the Einstein Stiftung, HAU (Hebbel am Ufer) & No Limits Festival Berlin, Next Festival Kotrijk Belgium, Hong Kong Festival Festival d’Automne, Paris (tbc) and Bern Dampfzentrale, Switzerland (tbc).

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Audio Described Performances There are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email tickets@sadlerswells.com if you wish to book these options
BSL interpreted Performances Our BSL performances are interpreted by a BSL signer. They use sign language to communicate what is sung and/or spoken by artists on stage.
Captioned Performances For advice on where to sit in order to view the captions please contact our Ticket Office at tickets@sadlerswells.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
Relaxed Performances A Relaxed Performance is a less formal theatre experience for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a show. They support noise and movement within the auditorium during a show, re-entry when needed so house lights are left on throughout, and a separate chill-out space for anyone who might need it at any time during their visit. We also provide a Visual Story so people can familiarise themselves with the theatre and key details about the show in advance.
Touch Tour To accompany the Audio Described performance, visually impaired patrons can go on a Touch Tour before the performance. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production.

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Post-show talk
BSL interpreted post-show talk with Claire Cunningham and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artistic Director Rob Jones.

Audio Described Performances There are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email tickets@sadlerswells.com if you wish to book these options
BSL interpreted Performances Our BSL performances are interpreted by a BSL signer. They use sign language to communicate what is sung and/or spoken by artists on stage.
Captioned Performances For advice on where to sit in order to view the captions please contact our Ticket Office at tickets@sadlerswells.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
Relaxed Performances A Relaxed Performance is a less formal theatre experience for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a show. They support noise and movement within the auditorium during a show, re-entry when needed so house lights are left on throughout, and a separate chill-out space for anyone who might need it at any time during their visit. We also provide a Visual Story so people can familiarise themselves with the theatre and key details about the show in advance.
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Lilian Baylis Studio
Audio Described Performances There are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email tickets@sadlerswells.com if you wish to book these options
BSL interpreted Performances Our BSL performances are interpreted by a BSL signer. They use sign language to communicate what is sung and/or spoken by artists on stage.
Captioned Performances For advice on where to sit in order to view the captions please contact our Ticket Office at tickets@sadlerswells.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
Relaxed Performances A Relaxed Performance is a less formal theatre experience for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a show. They support noise and movement within the auditorium during a show, re-entry when needed so house lights are left on throughout, and a separate chill-out space for anyone who might need it at any time during their visit. We also provide a Visual Story so people can familiarise themselves with the theatre and key details about the show in advance.
Touch Tour To accompany the Audio Described performance, visually impaired patrons can go on a Touch Tour before the performance. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production.
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From: £17.00
Lilian Baylis Studio
Audio Described Performances There are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email tickets@sadlerswells.com if you wish to book these options
BSL interpreted Performances Our BSL performances are interpreted by a BSL signer. They use sign language to communicate what is sung and/or spoken by artists on stage.
Captioned Performances For advice on where to sit in order to view the captions please contact our Ticket Office at tickets@sadlerswells.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
Relaxed Performances A Relaxed Performance is a less formal theatre experience for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a show. They support noise and movement within the auditorium during a show, re-entry when needed so house lights are left on throughout, and a separate chill-out space for anyone who might need it at any time during their visit. We also provide a Visual Story so people can familiarise themselves with the theatre and key details about the show in advance.
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