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2018 List of Shows

June 23rd, 2018 " Solo Street Performance " FLOW Governors Island, NYC August 10th and 11th, 2018 "Maker Moves" PS 21Chatham, Chatham, NY October 19th and 20th 2018 "Touch Update" Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA November 7th - 11th 2018 "Touch Update" + Dance Place, Washington DC November 13th - 18th "Touch Update" New York Live Arts , Manhattan, NY January 11th - 13th 2019 "Maker Moves" Flynn Center, Burlington VT ABOVE: Touch Update dancer Anna Thompson of slowdanger translates Bill Shannon's choreographed dance on crutches

Bill Shannon: Maker Moves

Maker Moves is a multimedia contemporary clown theater piece by performance/video artist Bill Shannon. Moving on crutches and a skateboard, Shannon explores the essential role failure plays in creative innovation. Using classic storytelling and absurdist physical comedy, Shannon takes on the character of a boisterous street busker attempting his most complex trick maneuvers on crutches to share with his audiences. “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again” is his character’s motto. The piece has an autobiographical element and Shannon incorporates wood, steel and aluminum crutches that he has fabricated by hand over his three decades of performance practice.

Bill Shannon: TouchUpdate

Known for creating groundbreaking choreographies that explore the social and political constructions that surround disabled bodies, Bill Shannon’s latest work combines movement, wearable projection technology and interactive video installation art to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in this digital era of information overload and deterioration of trust in sources. Touch Update choreographically “reverse engineers” Shannon’s virtuosic technique for dancing on crutches, as he dissects and dismantles the multiple online identities we lean on to broadcast and mediate our public persona, lived experiences and worldview.

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