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Purposeless Movements is a visually stunning dance theatre piece that riffs on the stories of four guys with cerebral palsy, how it affects their lives, their gender, their masculinity and their movement.
Funny and challenging in equal measure, the show fuses music, video, movement and text as the guys tell humorous and poignant stories of their laughter, their inappropriateness and their tears – stories that ask what it is to move and be moved. How do these stories come together to shape their identities? What do they share with one another and what sets them apart? And how much of this is down to Cerebral Palsy?
When they were born the doctors called it Purposeless Movements – for them it’s just how they get around.
The production is accompanied by music performed live on stage.
Originally produced in 2016, Purposeless Movements was revived for Edinburgh International Festival in 2019
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Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock Fri 16 – Sat 17 Aug 2019
The Studio, Edinburgh Mon 19 – Sat 24 Aug 2019 (part of Edinburgh International Festival)
Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019
Route to The Studio:
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Easy Read & Visual Synopsis:
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Set & Costume Description:
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