Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow, Scotland and a current Factory Artist at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf, Germany. 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. Cunningham was awarded an Unlimited Commission for the duet ›The Way You Look (at me) Tonight‹ with choreographer Jess Curtis which has toured the UK, USA and Germany.

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