PAIN AND I

WORLD PREMIERE

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

MADE IN SCOTLAND SHOWCASE

SUMMERHALL 

3-28 AUGUST 2022

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★ ★ ★ 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 multiply accessible body of work - dance performance (live), audio piece (digital), visual publication (digital/physical). Audio presented at Take Me Somewhere 2021.


Exeunt Magazine

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.

Trailer and teasers

Short excerpts from the audio piece, Soundcloud.

Performance Lecture published by Queer Disability Studies Network - Chronic Pain and Crip Performance Practice 

Published article in Research in Drama Education - Chronic Pain, Choreography and Performance

Creator and performer - Sarah Hopfinger

Music and sound composition - Alicia Jane Turner

Publication design - Rachel O'Neill

Dramaturgy - Laura Bradshaw

Stage Manager - Lucy May Wilson

BSL - Rachel Amey

Images - Jassy Earl & Brian Hartley

Producer - Laura Fisher

Funded by Made In Scotland, Creative Scotland, supported by Take Me Somewhere, Platform, The Work Room,  Battersea Arts Centre.