Dan Daw: On One Condition

Theatre (dance)
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Growing up in rural South Australia, Dan Daw first set foot on the stage when he was 12. Knowing no limitations, he then went on to forge an international career in London. Now 33, Dan takes time to reflect on the rollercoaster ride that has led him here…

Drawing on stories from Dan’s lived experiences, On One Condition asks us to question our own perceptions of ‘normal’ while offering a bare bones, stripped back look at the world we live in. We invite you into Dan’s childhood home and on a journey overseas to share in one disabled man’s undying search for perfection, as he attempts to hold the world on his shoulders in all its beauty and grotesqueness. Directed by Graham Adey.

“A must see….this work will stay with you”Broadway World

An established Australian, now UK-based disabled artist, Dan works collaboratively with a growing network of companies and artists to develop new work for UK and international audiences. Currently working as Associate Director in partnership with Sarah-Vyne Vassallo of Murmuration (Sydney) to commission, develop and produce new work and co-manages support and reflection for the company’s independent artists with disability, Dan plays an integral role in the development and delivery of Murmuration’s artistic programs and community activities.

Throughout his career, Dan 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).
Dan has worked with Kat Worth, Garry Stewart, Kate Champion, Janet Smith, Adam Benjamin, Wendy Houstoun, Sarah Michelson, Rachid Ouramdane, Nigel Charnock, Matthias Sperling, Marc Brew, Claire Cunningham and Javier de Frutos.

Blurring the divide between theatre and dance, all work Dan makes becomes a part of a series of attempts. With his work proposing that “success” and “failure” could possibly be the same thing, he plays, in different ways, with audience expectation in connection to his body’s deviating functionality.

An established Australian, now UK-based disabled artist, Dan works collaboratively with a growing network of companies and artists to develop new work for UK and international audiences. Currently working as Associate Director in partnership with Sarah-Vyne Vassallo of Murmuration (Sydney) to commission, develop and produce new work and co-manages support and reflection for the company’s independent artists with disability, Dan plays an integral role in the development and delivery of Murmuration’s artistic programs and community activities.

Dan completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2004 and joined Restless Dance Theatre in 2002. In early 2006, he danced with UK company, FRONTLINEdance in their fifth Anniversary Tour and in 2007 performed with Scottish Dance Theatre as guest dancer in Adam Benjamin’s Angels of Incidence for their Spring Tour. From 2007 to 2009, he worked with Kate Champion’s Force Majeure performing in The Age I’m In at the 2008 Sydney and Adelaide Festivals.

In 2009, Dan co-produced Crush (Best Dance, Adelaide Fringe 2009) with balletLORENT and Dance City. He joined Candoco Dance Company in 2010, performing repertory pieces by Wendy Houstoun, Nigel Charnock, Sarah Michelson, Raphael Bonacella, Rachid Ouramdane, Trisha Brown, Marc Brew, Claire Cunningham and Javier de Frutos. Dan danced with Candoco for four years from 2010 until 2014 and worked as their Assistant Producer in 2013.

A Candoco Associate Artist and currently a student at the Sadlers Wells Summer University (2015 – 2018), Dan continues to work at the forefront of collaborative performance making in the UK. Dan is a recipient of the BBC/South East Dance Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, the Outlet Dance Award and the Russell Page Fellowship in Contemporary Dance amongst others. He has been a part of Dance UK’s Mentor Bursary and the National Theatre Step Change programme, furthermore evidencing his ambitions as disabled artist to impact and lead the conversation on dance and disability.

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ZOO Southside

Dates

20-28 August

Times

11:15am

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