Private Dancer (With speech-to-text transcription)
Photo: Brian Hartley
A life-sized luminous house, 18 eclectic performers and a rare glimpse of a personal world, Private Dancer plays with our expectations and emotions through unique choreography created by some of Scotland's finest disabled dancers.
An immersive performance directed by Janice Parker, with artist and MC Richard Layzell, this is a bespoke event that re-invents itself in each location where it appears.
A room is a private space in a person's life. Collective access is normally denied. In this show each room is filled with personal memorabilia and objects belonging to a solo disabled dancer, who inhabits and performs there to an audience of one. This intimate performance arena opens a portal to a normally unseen, unknown perspective of a person.
The end product plays with our limited and limiting expectations and challenges socially constructed boundaries.
The power balance shifts as the audience are invited to cross a threshold literally, metaphorically and emotionally and enter the domain of the dancer.
'Compelling artistry in every strand of this project.' The Herald, *****
'A cross between art installation, Zen Garden, dance show and party.' The Skinny, *****
Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Private Dancer has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Supported by Made In Scotland, Creative Scotland, IETM, The Work Room and Glasgow Life.
The post-show talk will have speech-to-text transcription.
Event detailsSat 8 Sep 2012, 5:00pm
Speech-to-text Transcription by STAGETEXT
Royal Festival Hall (Level 5 Function Room)
Phone: 0844 875 0073
What's on next?
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Oxford Playhouse, Oxford