Let’s Talk About It!
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Candoco Dance Company, the company that created a sensation last year on Strictly Come Dancing, present Let's Talk About Dis by Hetain Patel.
CANDOCO/ HETAIN PATEL
18.09.19 - 19.09.19
20 years ago Ursula Martinez made a theatre show with her parents.
20 years later, Martinez, now in her 50’s, attempts to recreate this show, without her dad, who passed away in 2009, and with her Mother, who can no longer remember her lines.
Not all disabled artists use the same terms, and not all those labelled ‘disabled’ by others self-identify that way. How different are the practices described as ‘arts and disability’, ‘disability arts’ and ‘inclusive arts’? What role does self-definition play?
Laurence Clark starred in BBC1’s documentary 'We Won’t Drop the Baby' and the show was recently uploaded to YouTube. The response it received worldwide was at times inspirational and uplifting – at others, derogatory and incredibly personal. Laurence explores these reactions, and questions his role as a father.
We began with the question ‘What is the value of a life?’
In a series of public conversations, developed with Manchester Metropolitan University we invite the audience to join us in reflecting on issues including the economics of care, media and representation, technology, genetic screening and health outcomes for people with disabilities.
2 friends searching for drama, action, & a story to tell. Part-verbatim theatre, part comedy sketch show with a bit of singing & dancing thrown in. What did the British public say when Lisa & Rachael asked them: “What sort of play do you think we would be in?”
LISA HAMMOND AND RACHAEL SPENCE
20.09.19 - 21.09.19