• -ish

Aby Watson

-ish is a solo choreography of movement, text and object exploring the murky territory that dyspraxia, an invisible coordination disorder, inhabits between the simple dichotomy of able / disabled. 

This compelling, playful and honest new work is choreographed and danced by a dyspraxic, dyslexic artist, alongside a group of objects: numerous helium balloons and a space hopper. 

Through a series of performed vignettes, this work investigates and embodies the space in-between various binary dichotomies. Through energetic dance, rousing jazz music and uncontrollable objects, -ish becomes a dyspraxic performance of real effort (and momentary chaos) that forms an unapologetic exploration of inbetween-ness that flourishes with and thrives on dys-function.

Audio description available. Please note that as elements of the production are improvised every performance is slightly different and the performance may not be audio described in full.


Choreography and performance: Aby Watson
Production: Daisy Douglas, Caitlin Fairlie
Dramaturgy: Luke Pell
Lighting design: Eleni Thomadoi
Mentorship: Frauke Requardt
Outside eyes: Thom Scullion, Laura Bradshaw, Peter Lannon

-ish is a production by Aby Watson, commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Spirit of 2012

-ish was developed with a Dance Artist Bursary from Janice Parker Projects and The Saltire Society, and with further support from //BUZZCUT// and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Image by Jassy Earl