Mayfest: 'The Articulate Hand'

Sat 26th – Sun 27th May 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Andrew Dawson

SUMMARY

Through movement, we uncover the grace, beauty and psychological consequences of impairments of the hand. In a collaboration between neuroscientist and author, Johnathan Cole, and performance artist Andrew Dawson, The Articulate Hand explores the experience of impairment by uniting the insight of the scientist with the empathy of the artist.

The basis of this examination is through a variety of extraordinary encounters with people with hand impairment, including stroke, arthritis, spinal cord injury and the remarkable case of losing all sense of touch. Only through loss do we reveal the significance of our hands.

Not only are hands tools with which we manipulate the physical world, through gesture they are aesthetically rich messengers, from our inner selves. They are the eyes of the skin.

"Simply outstanding."

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

"Astonishing, almost unbearably moving."

NEW YORK TIMES

Admission: £10(£7)

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