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Dan Daw Creative Projects

The Dan Daw Show



National premiere



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. Joined in an intimate evening of play by performer and collaborator Christopher Owen, 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. It is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. — Dan Daw Creative Projects






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Campo AlegreAuditorium


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Acessibilidades do espetáculo

Accessible to wheelchair users

Author's bio text

Dan is the artistic director/CEO of Dan Daw Creative Projects. Dan Daw Creative Projects is a disabled-led company that works collaboratively with a growing network of companies and artists to develop and tour new performance work that blurs the divide between theatre and dance. The company has presented its work at British Dance Edition, Swedish Performing Arts Biennale, Sydney Festival, Sophiensaele, SoHo Playhouse and Sadler’s Wells. The work of Dan Daw Creative Projects explores what it means for queer, crip bodies to occupy, and be unapologetic in, non-disabled spaces. We are interested in the function access, care, consent and joy have in those spaces.

Trigger warnings:
> Depictions of kink experiences
> Suffocation
> Humiliation
> Dominant behaviour
> Sexually explicit depictions and language
> Descriptions of feeling othered
> Loud noises
> Flashing lights

Pre-performance access session (18:00)
This pre-performance access session is for anyone with access requirements who would benefit from being in the space beforehand and finding out more about the show before the performance commences. These sessions are free and open to all ticket holders of The Dan Daw Show. Each session will be facilitated by The Dan Daw Show team, who you will be able to find at the Auditorium Foyer with high-visibility clothing and will have Portuguese interpretation. The aim of these pre-show access sessions is to offer a flexible, individually tailored response to anyone who needs support to access the performance.

Resources and opportunities available:
> Access to members of The Dan Daw Show team
> Access to the space, props and set (please note that this access is only available for the first 30 minutes of the session)
> Images of the performers and their costumes
> Experiencing the brightest lighting of the performance
> Experiencing the loudest sound within the performance

People who may be benefit from this session include:
> People with physical access needs
> Neurodivergent people
> Anyone who is anxious about the content of the performance or visiting a performance space

Ficha Técnica

  • Creative team artistic director
    Dan Daw

    Mark Maughan

    Assistant director
    Thyrza Abrahams

    Movement director
    Sarah Blanc

    Emma Bailey Lighting

    Lighting Designer
    Nao Nagai

    Composition and sound design
    Guy Connelly

    Brian Lobel

    Artistic peer support
    Dr Kate Marsh

    Performers and collaborators
    Dan Daw, Christopher Owen

  • Production team executive director
    Liz Counsell

    Production and stage management

    Access coordinator
    Zed Lightheart

    Public funding from Arts Council England through project grants. Originally conceived as part of Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II and commissioned in 2019/20 by Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, Dance Hub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange and Dance4

    Supported by
    Shoreditch Town Hall, Candoco Dance Company  

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