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Dan Daw Creative Projects
The Dan Daw Show

  • Performance

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, Dan lets go of who he once was to make room for who he wants to be. Dan is joined in an intimate evening of play by performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) where Dan takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms. Nominated for the 2021 National Dance Awards, and directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.

Artistic Director: Dan Daw
Directed by: Mark Maughan
With: Dan Daw, Christoph Owen
Assistant Director: Thyrza Abrahams Movement Director Sarah Blanc
Dramaturgy: Brian Lobel
Set Design: Emma Bailey
Lighting Design: Nao Nagai
Composition & Sound: Guy Connelly
Technical Director: Froud Production
Manager: Liz Counsell
Accessibility Consultant: Zed Lightheart
Consulting Producer: Phil Hargreaves
With thanks to: Invincible Rubber, Katie Vine, Tsubi Du

Languages: English, With German translation

Possible triggers: depiction of kink experiences / suffocation / humiliation / dominant behaviour / explicit sexual depictions and language / descriptions of feelings of strangeness / loud noises / flashing lights / fog


A production by Dan Daw Creative Projects. In cooperation with Shoreditch Town Hall, Candoco Dance Company, I’m Here, Where Are You? Festival. Development supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II. Supported by Arts Council England, Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange, Dance4. Supported by Europe Beyond Access.