Working at the forefront of dance and disability in the UK, acclaimed British/Australian performer and performance maker Dan Daw will present his work Beast as part of the 2018 Sydney Festival. This work explores the intersection of 'normal' and 'abnormal' through the lens of his ‘otherness.'
Join us in conversation as Dan shares insights into his practice and how he pushes boundaries of mainstream performance to shift perceptions and expectations as an artist with disability. Dan has worked with companies from Scottish Dance Theatre to Force Majeure, and is a part of the current cohort at Sadler’s Wells Summer University.
Dan Daw has worked with Restless Dance Theatre (Aus), Australian Dance Theatre (Aus), Force Majeure (Aus), FRONTLINEdance (UK), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), balletLORENT (UK), Candoco Dance Company (UK) and Skånes Dansteater (SWE). Throughout his performance career, Dan has worked with Kat Worth, Garry Stewart, Liv Lorent, Kate Champion, Janet Smith, Adam Benjamin, Wendy Houstoun, Sarah Michelson, Rachid Ouramdane, Nigel Charnock, Matthias Sperling, Marc Brew, Claire Cunningham, Javier de Frutos, Martin Forsberg/Jenny Nordberg and Carl Olof Berg.
Blurring the divide between theatre and dance, Dan’s collaborations are a series of attempts. Exploring the notion of “success” and “failure” he plays, in different ways, with audience expectation in connection to his body’s deviating functionality.
Book tickets here: www.sydneyfestival.org.au/dan-daw