About Aby Watson
Aby Watson is an artist, disabled dance maker, performer, and researcher based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her performance practice is an expression of the neurodivergent energy and embodiment of her dyslexic, dyspraxic and ADHD mind-body. Through the use of movement, choreography, text, and object, Aby's works agitates the tensions between virtuosity and the pedestrian, beauty and the grotesque, the silly and the serious. Her solo work has been seen at venues The Southbank Centre, Sophiensaele, Tramway and Wales Millennium Centre, amongst others. Aby strives to challenge exclusive neuronormative values in dance, as well as celebrate the creative potential of neurodivergent authorship and visibility in performance. In late 2019, she founded the Scottish Neurodiverse Performance Network, a space for neurodivergent artists to make connections and share projects, practice, advice, support and solidarity. Aby is currently undergoing her PhD at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, titled 'Disordering Dance', which practically interrogates dance making from a lived experience of dyspraxia and neurodivergence.