Pioneering artist Claire Cunningham’s award-winning contemporary dance performance Thank You Very Much is set to return, playing across festivals in Europe in 2023.
Thank You Very Much pulls back the curtain on the glittering world of the tribute artist offering an ambitious and powerful meditation on identity and acceptance and the challenges of being yourself.
The show will open at the KVS BOX, Brussels as part of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, before touring to Hannover for the Theaterformen Festival; ZAMEK Culture Centre in Poznań, Poland, and finally to Oslo to the CODA Oslo International Dance Festival. The tour is presented by National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester International Festival in association with Claire Cunningham Projects and Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
Thank You Very Much sees Claire Cunningham and her ensemble of leading disabled performers invite audiences to join them as they pull back the curtain on the glittering and mysterious world of the tribute artist, taking to the floor with 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.
Thank You Very Much premiered at MIF in 2019 to critical acclaim followed by performances in Dusseldorf, Glasgow, and London. It won two Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland in 2020, for Best Ensemble and Best Music and Sound In 2021 the production successfully toured to a variety of festivals in Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden.
The project has been supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
Full tour dates for the 2023 European tour can be found here.