Manifesto of a Good Cripple

Manifesto of a Good Cripple is a collision of disability humour, dance, multiple landscapes and a subversion of inspiration porn.

Manifesto of a Good Cripple is a collision of disability humour, dance, multiple landscapes and a subversion of inspiration porn. The solo show reflects on the career of disability dancer, Suzanne Cowan, whose journey takes her across the world and deep into the politics of diversity.

Cowan's autobiographical journey transports us into the depths of a vast, stark, Canadian landscape and back onto the European stage of mixed ability contemporary dance. It subverts expectations associated with inspiration porn and juxtaposes them with dynamic dreamscapes. The show explores the ambiguity of a shifting identity and the transformational impact of place in the unfolding of a dancer’s life.