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Talk Manchester International Festival - Thank You Very Much

Manchester International Festival - Thank You Very Much

Anna Cervinkova

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


“It might just be, you know, a certain move of the neck, or a facial expression. They know who you mean. You don’t have to give any more information. They know who it is” – Janny James, Tribute Artist

Choreographer Claire Cunningham and her ensemble of leading disabled performers invite you to join them for a drink at a Cheetham Hill social club as they pull back the curtain on the glittering and mysterious world of the professional tribute artist.

Fresh from intimate conversations and crash courses with a range of tribute artists, Thank You Very Much takes to the floor in witty and revealing fashion. The company pull on their sparkling costumes to ask: Who have we been trying to be all our lives? Has it ever been our choice? And is anyone ever truly incomparable?

Claire Cunningham – Concept & Choreography
Dan Watson – Associate Director
Bethany Wells – Designer
Christopher Copland – Lighting Designer
Matthias Herrmann – Sound Designer & Composer
Shanti Freed – Costume Designer
Luke Pell – Dramaturg

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Festival in association with tanzhaus nrw and Dance Umbrella. Produced by Manchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland.

This event will have live subtitles by Stagetext.

Photo: Anna Cervinkova


Event details

Wed 17 Jul 2019, 7:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Ukrainian Cultural Centre
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council