About Dan Daw

Dan Daw Creative Projects continues to work at the forefront of dance and disability in Australia and the UK, having commissioned two solo works – ‘Beast’ by Martin Forsberg (2015) and ‘On One Condition’ by Graham Adey (2016), which received the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2017.

The company has presented work at British Dance Edition (UK), Swedish Performing Arts Biennale (SWE), Sydney Festival (AUS), Sophiensaele (DE), SoHo Playhouse (USA) and Sadler’s Wells (UK).

Dan began working as a performer with Restless Dance Theatre (AUS) in 2002, and since then has gone on to work with Australian Dance Theatre (AUS), Force Majeure (AUS), FRONTLINEdance (UK), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), balletLORENT (UK), Candoco Dance Company (UK), Skånes Dansteater (SWE) and National Theatre Scotland (UK).

Throughout his performance career, Dan has worked with Kat Worth, Garry Stewart, Kate Champion, Janet Smith, Adam Benjamin, Wendy Houstoun, Sarah Michelson, Rachid Ouramdane, Nigel Charnock, Matthias Sperling, Marc Brew, Claire Cunningham, Martin Forsberg, Carl Olof Berg, Charlotte Spencer and Javier de Frutos.

Working as Internationale Tanzmesse NRW Associate Curator (2021 – 2024), Associate Artistic Director of Candoco Dance Company (2021), Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist (2015 – 2018) and Associate Director of Murmuration (2015 – 2022), Dan continues to work at the forefront of international performance programming and disability-led performance making.

In late 2019, he began making ‘The Dan Daw Show’ in collaboration with theatre director Mark Maughan and a larger creative team, which premiered in September 2021 and is currently available to tour. The Dan Daw Show is the outcome of initial research supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II in 2017.