Claire Cunningham's Guide Gods review – disability and religion meet in dance

Perth festival, St George’s Cathedral
The Scottish dancer’s work asks: if disability is considered a test or punishment from God, what does that mean for disabled people?

Claire Cunningham looks down at the steps in front of her, at the teacup and saucer in her hands, at the crutches hooked over her biceps.

She slowly transfers the saucer into one hand, uses the other to grasp a crutch and lowers herself down a step. The saucer is transferred, the other crutch moved down. One step down, two to go. We hear the tension in Cunnigham’s body reverberating through the shake of the teacup.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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