18 July meet: Dan Daw


This month we have the dancer Dan Daw coming to speak to us (and show us some of his work!).

Originally from Australia, Dan first trained as an actor, completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama Performance). Following graduation, Dan turned his hand to dance and has performed with Australian Dance Theatre, FRONTLINEdance, Scottish Dance Theatre, Force Majeure and Candoco.

Dan has overcome huge hurdles and challenges in his life to forge a career as a professional dancer. Born with cerebral palsy, he is committed to mainstreaming disabled performing arts.

In 2006, he was the recipient of the Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship which enabled him to attend the CandoCo Dance Company – a company that is specifically for disable students aiming to realise a career in dance and that is globally renowned for its teaching program and learning approach.

More recently, Dan has been involved in the upcoming Olympic ceremony which we might hear a little more about in July! You can see some of Dan’s work online and read an interview with Dan here.

At our usual home of Welsh Borough Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0EX.  Guests very welcome if you would like to come try us out!  7.30-9.30pm, doors open from 7pm.  Guests pay £3. (Photo credit: candoco dance company)


2 thoughts on “18 July meet: Dan Daw

  1. Really looking forward to this. I’ve been a big fan of Candoco Dance Company since coming across them at Uni. Great speaker ladies!

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