The Articulate Hand - T1143123783By simply using his hands, Andrew Dawson creates compelling and beautiful stories that have the audiences on the edge of their seats. Performer, film and show director, choreographer, hand model and Feldenkrais practitioner, there is no limit to Andrew Dawson's talent. He is particularly well known for having directed a stage version of "Wallace and Gromit", for his stunning visual poem featuring four hands, 'Quatre Mains' and the award winning 'Absence and Presence', the story of his father's death. Andrew Dawson's show, The Articulate Hand, was conceived in collaboration with Jonathan Cole, neuroscientist and author. Through a combination of hand gestures, lighting and music, this show uncovers the grace, beauty and psychological consequences of impairments of the hands, and unites the insight of the scientist with the empathy of the artist.
|26 May 12 to 27 May 12||Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857|
listing details L01159615397
|20 Nov 10||Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801|
listing details L0205631970
Leitmotif - T0629173247Leitmotif is the reoccurring gesture that unifies and unites a collection of collaborated works performed by Andrew Dawson. "I invited a group of leading artists and friends to create work on me. I became their blank canvas... together we have explored different artistic mediums from film to dance, text and animation." Artists include; Aardman Animations, Charlotte Medcalf of Complicite, Jos Houben, New York photographer Nitin Vadukul, choreographer’s Sara Crow and Sven Till from Pandora 88, Trey Lyford from All Wear Bowlers, and from Improbable, Julian Crouch.
|16 Oct 07||Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539|
listing details L112092160
Absence and Presence - T01768676890An intimate and touching performance in which with tenderness and wry humour Andrew Dawson reflects on the death of his father, whose body lay undiscovered for ten days. Absence and Presence uses sculpture, video, movement, and music by Jody Talbot to create a production that is both emotionally and visually captivating. First previewed at LIMF 2003, Absence and Presence won a Herald Angel and Total Theatre Award at the recent Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at Aurora Nova. Created in collaboration with Jos Houben, Graham Johnston and Fabrik Potsdam.
|20 Jan 06 to 21 Jan 06||ICA, Inner London :: V205|
listing details L30778104
|10 Jan 06||Croydon Clocktower: David Lean Cinema, Outer London :: V01465162029|
listing details L859062565