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Choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham talks to Colin Hambrook about her new solo performance ‘Give Me A Reason To Live’. Exploring religious art, and the questions it raises about impaired bodies and quality of life, the work takes the form of a series of tests of body and of faith. Stripped down the work is a study in the notion of empathy.

dancer claire cunningham depicted with her back to the camera, facing a corner of a dark room

Claire Cunningham's solo piece 'Give Me A Reason To Live' features in the Brighton Festival

Choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham talks to Colin Hambrook about her new solo performance ‘Give Me  A Reason To Live’. Exploring religious art, and the questions it raises about impaired bodies and quality of life, the work takes the form of a series of tests of body and of faith. Stripped down the work is a study in the notion of empathy.

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20 May 2015

Sarah Pickthall

Excrutiating powerful and absolutely unapologetic, Claire invites us to see image upon image of the history & here and now of 'the other' - it's the most extraordinary work; visceral with movement that contorts and feet that plead - clever, curious and a stunning execution of breath and body in disquiet harmony

20 May 2015

Laurence Hill

I saw this performance last night and have barely stopped thinking about since.

fragile+fierce

human+superhuman

vulnerable+strong

simple+complex

minimal+hard

uncomfortable+beautiful

transcendent+extraordinary

20 May 2015

Jo Pascale

I've been a big fan of Claire's work for some time. I saw this piece at the Old Market in the Brighton Festival 2015 and I was taken aback. It's very different to any work of hers I've seen before. It's not made to please an audience at all; is very hard, stark and minimal... and for all that it will remain in my imagination for a long time to come. This is as haunting as dance gets!

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