Past Event
Dance & Circus

Give me a reason to live

Wed 11 Feb 2015

This solo performance by one of the UK’s foremost artists is inspired by the medieval Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch and the role of beggars and cripples in his work. Through a series of tests, it explores religion, religious art and how we judge the body. Glasgow-based choreographer Claire Cunningham is an artist whose work is rooted in the use and misuse of her crutches, exploring her own physicality while rejecting traditional dance techniques and the attempt to move with the pretence of a body other than her own.

Stark yet humane, Give me a reason to live is a live memorial to the estimated 70,000 disabled victims of the Nazi’s Aktion T4 program, and today’s disabled victims of the UK government’s ‘welfare reform’. 

Give Me A Reason To Live (promo) from Claire Cunningham on Vimeo.