Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis - The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight

at The Place Theatre
Address: 17 Dukes Road, London WC1H 9PY

Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis - 'The Way You Look (at me) Tonight'. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our bodies shape the ways we perceive the world around us? Can we change how we see others?

The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight is a social sculpture—a sensory journey, for two performers and audience. Dancing, singing, telling stories and asking questions, leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world.

In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, they perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other—as a man and a woman of different ages, bodies and backgrounds. In 2005 Curtis was the choreographer who first introduced Cunningham to movement, leading to her career as a choreographer in her own right. Now a decade later they return to work together to co-create The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight.

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 2017
£16 (£12 concessions)

The Place
17 Duke’s Road
London WC1H 9PY UK
Box Office: 020 7121 1100

On Friday 19 May the performance and aftershow discussion with Claire and Jess will be BSL Interpreted.
On Saturday 20 May 6.30pm Touch tour for visually impaired people.

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