5.30pm (60 mins), 28 May, Quarterhouse Bar, £5
Daniel Oliver makes haphazard participatory performances that try hard to facilitate a to-and-fro between awkwardness and euphoria. This performance presentation explores Daniel’s experience as a dyspraxic performance artist and researcher. Dyspraxia is a ‘disorder’ that affects co-ordination and executive planning. They used to call it clumsy child syndrome.
In this performance Daniel takes a neurodiverse approach, embracing the disorderliness of dyspraxia rather than hiding or attempting to overcome it. Parts of the performance will therefore be unabashedly clumsy, uncoordinated, ramshackle and unplanned. There will be audience participation, shouting, intentional accidents, accidental accidents, simple things getting overcomplicated, complicated things getting oversimplified, and dancing. It will be funny and also a bit serious.