Two barechested men on the floor. One (Dan Daw) on his back with one leg bent the other extended, the other (Christopher Owen) reaches towards Daw with this outstretched arm

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The Dan Daw Show

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Christopher Owen and Dan Daw. Photo © Liz Counsell

A Crip kink dance shows the linkage of liberation and constraint, the leashed and the unleashed – physically, erotically, socially, emotionally

 

BDSM and dance share a lot. Both work with the body but demand an engaged mind; both seek, keep and transcend limits. Both, to outsiders, are charged with an alarming (perhaps incomprehensible) intensity. Both can be a lot of fun. In The Dan Daw Show, it is more than fun: it is joy. Choreographer and performer Dan Daw takes every aspect one step further. As a disabled performer who self-describes as Crip, he reimagines the spectator/performer relationship by setting up…

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