Join Ian, Scotland’s leading learning-disabled artist, and Gary as they hit the floor in this often hilarious exploration of what it really means to be a dancer.

With a blistering soundtrack careering from Kylie to Nick Cave, they will attempt to understand what it is about dance that makes them feel most alive. Expect outrageously camp jerks and thrusts… and complete stillness.

Unlimited commission 2014 and sold out UK Tour in 2014/15. This work was originally co-created with the late Adrian Howells.

Assembly @ Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU view map
Aug 17 Preview 17:00

£10/£8 conc.

Aug 18-28 (not 22) 17:00

£12/£10 conc.



Paul Burns, Freelance Consultant, talks about 'Dancer' and why it was chosen for the MiS showcase:

Dancer, Gary Gardiner, Ian Johnston and Adrian Howells from Made in Scotland on Vimeo.


Assembly @ Dance Base

14-16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU

  • Aug 17 Preview 17:00
  • Aug 18-28 (not 22) 17:00

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Centro Gabriela Mistral

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 227 Santiago


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Bolgen Kulturhus

Larvik Cultural Center Bølgen KF, Sanden 2, 3264 Larvik

19:30 11/09/2017

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Lundegate 6 3724 Skien

19:00 12/09/2017

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Notteroy Kulturhus

Tinghaugv. 14, 3140 Nøtterøy

19:30 12/09/2017

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Drammen Teatre

Øvre Torggate 17, 3017 Drammen

19:00 14/09/2017

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