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Pain and I

Pain and I is in development and was due to be presented at Take Me Somewhere 2020, but is now delayed due to Covid-19.

I am trying to listen to you, get to know you, honour you, see what you have you have to say and let you take centre stage.


Pain and I is a meditative, playful and bold exploration into living with chronic pain. I have lived with chronic back pain for 18 years, and have largely related to my pain as a barrier to my life and work. For this performance I turn towards my pain as a creative collaborator, exploring it as an unwanted life partner and intimate companion. Through experimental movement and text, Pain and I acknowledges the hardships and celebrates the richness and complexities of chronic pain experience.

Dramaturgy by Laura Bradshaw. Documentation by Jassy Earl.

Funded by Creative Scotland, produced by Platform, supported by The Work Room and Battersea Arts Centre.

 
 
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