Lights on for the glittering, mysterious world of professional “tribute artists”, the look-alikes of famous pop stars. They pay tribute to the great stars of showbiz by evoking their idols through their gestures, facial expressions, voices and costumes, right down to the smallest detail. Scottish choreographer Claire Cunningham, winner of the German Dance Award 2021, invites you for a drink at the Frankfurt LAB for a glimpse into this special world. Together with an ensemble of renowned artists with disabilities, Cunningham uses the phenomenon of “tribute artists” to question ideas of identity, acceptance and the challenge of being oneself. Through the lens of doppelganger, the ensemble in sparkling costumes takes apart the myth of the ideal body and at the same time questions social perceptions of normality with Cunningham's typical humour.
Language: English with German surtitles
Doors open 30 min before the start of the performance
Concept: Claire Cunningham
Performance: Claire Cunningham, Dan Daw, Tanja Erhart, Vicky Malin
Dramaturgy: Luke Pell Sound Design: Matthias Herrmann
Costumes: Shanti Freed
Set Design: Bethany Wells
Lights: Chris Copland
Assistant Director: Dan Watson
A production of Manchester International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and Perth Festival, in cooperation with tanzhaus nrw and Dance Umbrella. Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and National Theatre of Scotland. A special project in framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.