Craig Manson

Wolf Credit: Theo Seddon
Wolf Credit: Theo Seddon

I'm a live artist and performer based in Glasgow. My performance practice explores connections between sexuality, gender, capitalism and mythology. I’m interested in how the performance of my own body as a cis, gay man relates to broader narratives around Queerness and the commercialisation of the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly examining how gay men are held on a money making pedestal. Primarily combining choreographic ways of making with comedy and improvisation, my work is diverse and moves between funny theatre shows with a political edge to gentle performance actions. At the heart of my practice is an interest in how the sensibilities, aesthetics and practicalities of choreographic practice, combined with contemporary performance, can open up new ways of making, collaborating and reflecting. I have largely worked across the queer club and cabaret scene in Glasgow, creating performances intended to reach audiences who may not be aware of live art practices.