A white, thin, heavily tattooed man with very short hair is being lifted up by another man. Both are topless and wearing denim shorts and trainers. The man being lifted holds on to the other's arms and grins.
© Hugo Glendinning
A white, thin, heavily tattooed man with very short hair is being lifted up by another man. Both are topless and wearing denim shorts and trainers. The man being lifted holds on to the other's arms and grins.
© Hugo Glendinning
Performance

Dan Daw Creative Projects

The Dan Daw Show

Tickets:

18 Euro (conc. 9 Euro / [k]-Karte 9 Euro)

Info

Possible triggers: depiction of kink experiences / suffocation / humiliation / dominant behaviour / explicit sexual depictions and language / descriptions of feelings of strangeness / loud noises / flashing lights / fog

Dates

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»Unapologetic, vulnerable, brilliant«

The Stage

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, Dan 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. Nominated for the 2021 National Dance Awards, and directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), 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.

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»Certainly, Daw’s show is unlike anything else you are likely to see«

The Guardian

In front of a dark curtain, a man in shorts kneels on all fours on a medical couch and looks tensely at another, clothed man who is standing opposite him with a threatening index finger and speaking into a microphone.
© Hugo Glendinning
A thin, white, heavily tattooed man, topless and in shorts, kneels on the floor and leans backwards against another white topless man. The man behind touches the man in front tenderly on the head. The light is soft red.
© Hugo Glendinning
A heavily tattooed, thin white man with a short mohawk and a red sleeveless shirt stands in front of a yellow curtain and speaks into a microphone. Above him the text "sexy disabled people" is projected onto the curtain.
© Hugo Glendinning
A heavily tattooed, thin white man with a short mohawk, topless with blue Adidas shorts on all fours speaks into a microphone he holds with his right hand. He looks up at another white man sticking out of the right edge of the picture.
© Hugo Glendinning
A yellow stage curtain, lit from the side. Above the curtain is written in large, white letters "THE DAN DAW SHOW" with a plain red decoration.
© Hugo Glendinning
A heavily tattooed white man, topless and wearing Adidas shorts, lies on top of a white man in black trousers and a white Tshirt, pressing the latter's arms to the floor next to his head. They gaze intensely into each other's eyes, their legs entangled
© Hugo Glendinning
A white heavily tattooed man is held by the neck by another white man standing behind him. The tattooed man is holding the arm that is choking him with one hand. The two look at each other intensely, their mouths almost touching.
© Hugo Glendinning
A white man with a mohawk and moustache sticks his head out of a black box whose walls of black latex slightly trace his body shape. He speaks into a microphone that stands in front of him in a small stand. His box has wheels.
© Hugo Glendinning
A white, thin, heavily tattooed man with very short hair is being lifted up by another man. Both are topless and wearing denim shorts and trainers. The man being lifted holds on to the other's arms and grins.
© Hugo Glendinning

Artistic Director Dan Daw Directed by Mark Maughan With Dan Daw, Christoph Owen Assistant Director Thyrza Abrahams Movement Director Sarah Blanc Dramaturgy Brian Lobel Set Design Emma Bailey Lighting Design Nao Nagai Composition & Sound Guy Connelly Technical Director Froud Production Manager Liz Counsell Accessibility Consultant Zed Lightheart Consulting Producer Phil Hargreaves With thanks to Invincible Rubber, Katie Vine, Tsubi Du

A production by Dan Daw Creative Projects In cooperation with Shoreditch Town Hall, Candoco Dance Company, I'm Here, Where Are You? Festival Development supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II Supported by Arts Council England, Sadler's Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange, Dance4 Supported by Europe Beyond Access