Dancer by 21Common

De Kriekelaar

You can’t dance if…

You are not good looking

You are blind, or deaf or stupid

You are paraplegic or quadriplegic, have a visual impairment or you’re colourblind

You an idiot, demented, diseased, dumb or a dimwit

Instead you should spend your time watching the masters.

The skilled.

Those who know.

Like us.

Join Ian Johnston - Scotland’s leading learning-disabled artist - and Gary Gardiner as they hit the floor in this often challenging, uncompromising and hilarious exploration into what it really means to be a 'dancer'. With a blistering soundtrack careering from Kylie to Nick Cave, they will attempt to understand what it is about dance that makes them feel most alive. Expect outrageously camp jerks and thrusts… and complete stillness. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session with Ian Johnston and Gary Gardiner.

Company Biography

21Common is an artist-centric, artist-led collective born from a friendship and collaboration between Gary Gardiner, Lucy Gaizely, Ian Johnston, Louise Irwin and Adrian Howells. 21Common make work which is dedicated to using radical arts practice for the benefit of personal and social change.

'Ian is a joy to watch as he shows how dance can make you come fully alive.' The Skinny Magazine

English language with French and Flemish captions

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