DADA Fest 2016


dada-16DaDaFest is delighted to announce the full programme of events for its thirteenth festival, ‘Skin:Deep’, taking place from 17 November to 3 December 2016. This year’s festival will present an array of outrageous, diverse and radical disability and Deaf arts that will challenge public perceptions of disability, ignite debate and celebrate disability culture.

Highlights include: a performance from the Grammy-nominated “Afro-funk” duo from Mali, Amadou and Mariam; The Viewing – a groundbreaking 24-hour durational performance piece viewable throughout the night; the hit new show from Liz Carr Assisted Suicide: The Musical and Burlesque from Biscuitland – a surreal cabaret show hosted by Jess Thom (aka TourettesHero) where anything can and will happen!

DaDaFest will also host its second international Congress, reinvigorating the discussions and debates on Disability Culture and Human Rights which began at the inaugural event in 2014. The full programme includes a spectacular selection of theatre, performance art, dance, comedy, music, workshops, trails and more providing outstanding entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

The festival theme ‘Skin:Deep’ was developed to explore how disability is viewed in today’s society. It is an issue that affects everyone but many people are still stigmatised and marginalised as a result of being disabled or d/Deaf. Skin:Deep aims to instigate change within our culture and explore and debate the notions that can hold society back.

DaDaFest International is one of the most impactful festivals of its kind in the world and this year’s programme continues the organisation’s ethos of promoting both artists and organisations close to its home in Liverpool as well as developing new international connections.

The full list of events is available to view online here: alongside the festival brochure which can be downloaded here.