Presented with Arts House
The Dan Daw Show
Dan Daw Creative Projects
THU 15 — SUN 18 JUNE
- For audiences 16+
- Adult themes
- General admission
“I want to feel this free all the time”
— Dan Daw
After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, queer disabled performance-maker Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself.
Taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, Dan lets go of who he once was to make room for who he wants to be. He's joined in an intimate evening of play by performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) where Dan takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms.
Nominated for the 2021 National Dance Awards, and directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. It's a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.
Artistic Director | Dan Daw
Director | Mark Maughan
Executive Director | Liz Counsell
Assistant Director | Thyrza Abrahams
Movement Director | Sarah Blanc
Designer | Emma Bailey
Lighting Designers | Nao Nagai
Composition & Sound Design | Guy Connelly
Video Designer | Froud
Dramaturg | Brian Lobel
Artistic Peer Support | Dr Kate Marsh
Performers | Dan Daw and Christopher Owen
Production & Stage Manager | Froud
Access Coordinator | Zed Lightheart
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Supported using public funding from Arts Council England through project grants. Originally conceived as part of Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II and commissioned in 2019/20 by Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange and Dance4. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and Candoco Dance Company. Supported by the British Council.