Aby Watson is a Glasgow based artist, performer, maker, facilitator, and researcher working in contemporary performance.
She is passionate about making complex, risk-taking and accessible performance for a wide variety of audiences. Her performance work marries movement, choreography, text, action and autobiography, with a healthy dose of humour and a vibrant neurodiverse energy. She strives to challenge elitist values in performance, with a specific focus on destabilising hegemonic norms within dance practice. Her interests include deskilling, feminism, failure, pop culture and neurodiversity.
Aby has performed her solo performance work at The Southbank Centre, Tramway, The Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Tron Theatre, and The Arches amongst others. She graduated with a First Class (BA) hons in Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and is currently undergoing her practice-based phd research at RCS, with an auto-ethnographic study into dyspraxia and choreographic practice. Aby is dyslexic and dyspraxic and this identity is intrinsic to every element of her practice.
www.abywatson.co.uk / www.choreographingclumsy.co.uk