PAIN AND I
World premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Made in Scotland showcase
3-28 August - Summerhall
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian
A poetic... piece that reflects on the performer’s chronic pain not as enemy, as you might expect, but as an old friend.
A diversely accessible body of work - dance performance (live), audio piece (digital), graphic score (digital & publication). Audio presented at Take Me Somewhere 2021.
Poetic ... gentle ... Hopfinger’s audio work demonstrates the immense value of learning to be with that which you can’t leave – pain, grief.
A bold exploration into chronic pain experience, featuring playful choreography, experimental dance, intimate autobiographical text, and new classical music composition. This work unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain,Audiences are invited to reflect on what it means to care for our bodies, ourselves, and each other in times of personal and collective pain.
Creator and performer - Sarah Hopfinger
Music and sound composition - Alicia Jane Turner
Publication design - Rachel O'Neill and Michaela Pointon
Producer - Laura Fisher
Dramaturgy - Laura Bradshaw
Stage Manager - Lucy May Wilson
BSL - Rachel Amey
Images - Jassy Earl & Brian Hartley
Funded by Made In Scotland, Creative Scotland, supported by Take Me Somewhere, Platform, The Work Room, Tramway, Battersea Arts Centre.