7th November 2018

You can’t dance if…

You are not good looking
You are blind, or deaf or stupid
You are paraplegic or quadriplegic, have a visual impairment or you’re colour blind
You an idiot, demented, diseased, dumb or a dimwit
Instead you should spend your time watching the masters.
The skilled.
Those who know.
Like us.

Join Ian Johnson - Scotland’s leading learning-disabled artist - and Gary Gardiner as they hit the floor in this delicate, dapper and downright hilarious exploration into what it really means to be a 'dancer'. With a blistering soundtrack careering from Kylie to Nick Cave, they will attempt to understand what it is about dance that makes them feel most alive. Expect outrageously camp jerks and thrusts… and complete stillness.

Dancer was originally co-created by the late Adrian Howells’ during his year as Arches’ Artist in Residence at Glasgow’s Touchbase, a resource ran by Sense Scotland offering a range of fully accessible facilities for disabled people, business, charities, community and the public.

This updated version was an Unlimited commission in 2014 and played to sold out audiences at Southbank Centre & Battersea Art Centre (London), Fierce festival (Birmingham), the People Dancing festival (Cardiff) and as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

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Pay What You Can Afford.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

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