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Past Event

Claire Cunningham

Give Me A Reason To Live

Embracing difference and defying definitions of dance.

, 8.00pm


Tickets $25–$36

  • Dance


Taking the form of a series of tests, of body and of faith, Give Me a Reason to Live is a stark solo inspired by the work and world of Medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch. A study in the notion of empathy, the work explores issues of religion - in particular Western religious art, the judgement of bodies and quality of life.

Set to a mesmerising sound score crafted by Zoë Irvine, Give Me a Reason to Live is choreographed and performed by Cunningham and features her own haunting version of one of J.S. Bach’s chorale cantatas. The work exists both as a live memorial to the disabled victims of the Nazi euthanasia program and to the current victims of the present UK governments so-called ‘welfare reform’.

Thur 3 Mar

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Cast & Crew / Artists

Claire Cunningham

Choreographer and Performer

Karsten Tinapp

Lighting Designer

Zoë Irvine

Sound Designer

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts


Show Date & Times

PICA 8.00pm*

  1. Mar W 02 *
  2. T 03 *
  3. F 04 *
  4. S 05 *




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