JULIE CUNNINGHAM AND COMPANY
Born in Liverpool and trained at Rambert School, Julie is an internationally recognised performer who spent many years working with Merce Cunningham in New York, before returning to the UK to join the Michael Clark Company. In 2016, Julie established their own company with the aim of finding new movement vocabularies, addressing questions of identity and challenging gender roles.
The evening will include m/y, performed by 6 dancers. The technicality of the movement language is contrasted by the fl uid rules of relating, connecting and finding pleasure outside the dominant structures of patriarchal power. Referencing the novel, The Lesbian Body by Monique Wittig, m/y evokes a female physicality for the female gaze.
“Julie Cunningham has long been known as an extraordinary dancer, renowned for the clarity and poise with which they’ve illuminated other people’s repertories. Now that they’ve turned choreographer we’re seeing another dimension to their talent, as they bring the meticulousness of their dancing to works that vibrate with their own very personal agenda.”