The Reason I Jump

Eatough, G. , Duffy, C. and Dekker, A. (2018) The Reason I Jump. [Performance]

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The Reason I Jump was a series of performances conceived and directed by Graham Eatough based on the book of the same name by Japanese autistic teenager, Naoki Higashida. Commissioned and developed by the National Theatre of Scotland over three years the final performances took place in specially designed outdoor maze by Dutch artists Observatorium, and involved a company of autistic performers including non-verbal performers. The performances took place over tow weeks in June 2018 on the North Kelvin Meadow and Children's Wood in Glasgow. This project continued Graham's practice as research into dramaturgy of site, collaborative dramaturgy and adaptation as well as his interdisciplinary practice between theatre and visual art. The project also furthers Graham's research interests in autism and performance and was a part of the Scottish Government Limitless initiative for which Graham is a member of the steering group.

Item Type:Performance
Performance Type:Drama
Audience Size:500+
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duffy, Ms Clare and Eatough, Dr Graham
Authors: Eatough, G., Duffy, C., and Dekker, A.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:National Theatre of Scotland
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