A contemporary dance performance inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist.
Choreographer Claire Cunningham and her ensemble of leading disabled performers invite you to join them as they pull back the curtain on the glittering and mysterious world of the tribute artist.
Thank You Very Much takes to the floor with wit, glitz and a pulsating soundtrack. A performance that navigates up, down and all around society’s ideas of normality, and shakes up the myth of how bodies should be. The dancers pull on their sparkling costumes and ask: Who have we been trying to be all our lives? Has it ever been our choice? And what really is “the wonder of you”?
Created and conceived by Claire Cunningham.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Festival in association with tanzhaus nrw and Dance Umbrella.
Produced by Manchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland in association with Claire Cunningham Projects and Kunstenfestivaldesarts
The project has been supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
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Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2020
Best Music and Sound - Matthias Hermann
Best Ensemble - Thank You Very Much
a life-affirming display of community spirit that would make Elvis quiver with pride
compelling and illuminating
Creative / Production Team
Dan WatsonAssociate Director
Matthias HerrmannComposer / Sound Designer
Shanti FreedCostume Designer
Chris CoplandLighting Designer
Emma JonesProduction Manager
Courtland EvjeProduction Manager (Brussels and Hannover)
Fiona KennedyCompany Manager
Anna BoothStage Manager
Chris CoplandLighting Supervisor
Chloe CollSound Supervisor (Brussels)
Keir MartinSound Supervisor (Hannover)
KVS BOX, all performances - French and Dutch surtitles
KVS BOX, Friday 26 May at 8:30pm - Flemish and Dutch Audio Description
KVS BOX, Saturday 27 May at 6:00pm - Flemish Sign Language