A life-sized luminous house, 18 eclectic performers and a rare glimpse of a personal world, Private Dancer plays with our expectations and emotions through unique choreography created by some of Scotland's finest disabled dancers.
An immersive performance directed by Janice Parker, with artist and MC Richard Layzell, this is a bespoke event that re-invents itself in each location where it appears.
A room is a private space in a person's life. Collective access is normally denied. In this show each room is filled with personal memorabilia and objects belonging to a solo disabled dancer, who inhabits and performs there to an audience of one. This intimate performance arena opens a portal to a normally unseen, unknown perspective of a person.
The end product plays with our limited and limiting expectations and challenges socially constructed boundaries.
The power balance shifts as the audience are invited to cross a threshold literally, metaphorically and emotionally and enter the domain of the dancer.
'Compelling artistry in every strand of this project.' The Herald, 5 stars
'A cross between art installation, Zen Garden, dance show and party.' The Skinny, 5 stars
Recommended for ages 12 and over.
All performances include integrated BSL interpretation. Assistance is available on request for blind and visually impaired participants, including guiding and narration.
A touch tour is provided on request for all performances, starting one hour before each show start time. Please email email@example.com, or notify a member of staff on arrival, if you would like to take advantage of any of these access arrangements.
There is a post-show discussion on Saturday 8 September at 6pm which is BSL interpreted and speech-to-text transcribed.
Private Dancer has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Supported by Made In Scotland, Creative Scotland, IETM, The Work Room and Glasgow Life.