Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow, Scotland. One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Cunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches, the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non-disabled bodies), or the attempt to move with the pretence of a body or aesthetic other than her own. A self-identifying disabled artist, Cunningham’s work combines multiple art forms and ranges from the intimate solo show ME (Mobile/Evolution) (2009), to the large ensemble work 12 made for Candoco Dance Company. In 2014 she created Give Me a Reason to Live and Guide Gods.  In 2016 she was awarded an Unlimited Commission for The Way You Look (at me) Tonight with choreographer Jess Curtis. She is a current Factory Artist with Tanzhaus NRW (Dusseldorf).


MELT Faculty

Past Classes & Events

Studies Project: Making Sense of Each Other—Embodied Practices

January 20, 2018

MELT—Watch Me Watch You

Jan 15 – Jan 19, 2018