Give Me a Reason to Live

Claire Cunningham | 2 - 5 March, 2016

Inspired by the work of Medieval Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, Give Me A Reason To Live is a powerful solo taking the form of a series of tests.

Claire Cunningham pushes her mind and body to its limit in a breathtaking, physically demanding work about stigma, faith, fear and the search for compassion.

With a sound score crafted by Zoe Irvine, Give Me A Reason To Live is choreographed and performed by Cunningham and features her own haunting version of one of J.S. Bach’s chorale cantatas. This mesmerising work is a statement on our judgement of the human body and a study in the notion of empathy.

  • Choreographer and Performer
    Claire Cunningham

    Lighting Designer
    Karsten Tinapp

    Sound Designer
    Zoë Irvine

    Presented by
    Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Perth International Arts Festival

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Dates & Times

    Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 March, 2016, 8pm.

    Post show discussion Thursday 3 March

  • Duration

    60min, no interval

  • Tickets

    Standard: $36
    Concession: $34
    PICA Members: $34
    Friends of the Festival Members: $32
    Full-time students: $25