The Dan Daw Show

Date:Tue 22 & Wed 23 Feb 2022
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:Pay What You Feel (suggested £12.50)

Presented by Dan Daw Creative Projects 

Dan Daw is a queer, disabled artist blurring the divide between theatre and dance.

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself.

By taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that Dan is, he lets go of who he once was, to make room for who he wants to be.

Teaming up with theatre director Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), Dan takes ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, and lets go of who he once was to make room for who he wants to be.

Dan is 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.

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.

This is a captioned performance. This is a reduced capacity event to allow more space within the auditorium.

 

Why you should come...

“I have not stopped going on about this show since I saw it. Dan Daw has created a performance where playfulness, frivolity, challenge, softness and hilarity all share a stage. It explores the power, care and agency in acts of submission whilst holding the audience at every step of the way. This performance will stay with me for life."

Ema, Arts Producer, Cambridge Junction

 

 

About Dan Daw

Dan is Associate Director of Sydney-based performance company, Murmuration. Working in partnership with Sarah-Vyne Vassallo to commission, develop and produce new work by disabled artists, Dan plays an integral role in the development and delivery of Murmuration’s artistic programs and community activities. 

Dan continues to work at the forefront of dance and disability in Australia and the UK, having commissioned two solo works – ‘Beast’ by Martin Forsberg and ‘On One Condition’ by Graham Adey, which received the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2017.

‘Beast’, a Trinity Laban/Greenwich Dance Compass Commission, supported by Arts Council England, previewed at the Swedish Performing Arts Biennale (May 2015), Brighton Dome (November 2015), and premiered at Greenwich Dance (November 2015). Resulting from its inclusion in British Dance Edition (March 2016), ‘Beast’ toured to Sydney Festival (January 2018) and Berlin’s Sophiensaele (June 2018).

‘On One Condition’, a co-commission with Murmuration (AUS), premiered at Skanes Dansteater (September 2015), before being presented at Sadler’s Wells, New York’s SoHo Playhouse, Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals 2017, where it received the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award.

Dan began working as a performer with Restless Dance Theatre in 2002, and since then Dan has gone on to work with Australian Dance Theatre (AUS), Force Majeure (AUS), FRONTLINEdance (UK), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), balletLORENT (UK), Candoco Dance Company (UK) and Skånes Dansteater (SWE). 

 

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Read a Guardian interview with Dan Daw HERE

 

“This performance was one of the best performances we have seen lately. It is very empowering and eye-opening showing how people with disabilities are often unfairly excluded from several things in life and demonstrates the inequality and stigma that exists towards disabled people. Dan Daw connects perfectly with the audience and shows how each body can and deserves to be celebrated.”

Yass Magazine

 

“Daw joyfully demonstrates that his body is beloved, audacious, sexual and disabled – not but, but and.”

Springback Magazine

 

“Daw’s use of kink to explore his relationship with his own body does seem cathartic to him, and it’s never anything less than watchable.”

The Reviews Hub

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

This is a reduced capacity event to allow more space within the auditorium.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Depictions of kink experiences, suffocation, humiliation, dominant behaviour, sexually explicit depictions and language, descriptions of feeling othered, loud noises, flashing lights and sexy disabled people.

Age: 16+

Duration: 90 minutes no interval

This is a captioned performance.

Pre-Show Access Sessions

Pre-Show Access is available for anyone with access requirements that would benefit from being in the space before the show. These Pre-Show Access sessions will happen 1 hour before the show begins and will last for 30 minutes. Although if you’d like to remain in the space until the show begins, you are welcome to.

There will be Pre-Show Access Hosts (who are members of The Dan Daw Show Creative Team) to facilitate access to information about the show, and allow for an investigation of the space in whatever ways are required. 

If you would like to attend a Pre-Show Access Session please contact the Box Office in advance by calling 01223 511511, or email tickets@junction.co.uk

A quiet space will be available during and after the show for anyone who might need it. This will be located in the Hub space, accessed on the mezzanine level via lift or stairs.

 

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.