On One Condition

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Dance


Growing up in rural South Australia, Dan Daw first set foot on the stage when he was 12. Knowing no limitations, he then went on to forge an international career in London. Now 33, Dan takes time to reflect on the rollercoaster ride that has led him here... Drawing on stories from Dan's lived experiences, On One Condition asks us to question our own perceptions of normal while offering a bare bones, stripped back look at the world we live in.

We invite you into Dan's childhood home and on a journey overseas to share in one man's undying search for perfection, as he attempts to hold the world on his shoulders in all its beauty and grotesqueness.

Directed by Graham Adey in collaboration with performer Dan Daw and in partnership with Murmuration (AUS). "On One Condition etches itself into the consciousness through its artistic power" (Ingela Brovik, Dance Magazine Sweden)


Presented by: Dan Daw Creative Projects

An established Australian, UK-based artist, Dan works collaboratively with a growing network of established and emerging companies and artists to develop new work for international audiences.

Dan has worked with Restless Dance Theatre (AUS), Australian Dance Theatre (AUS), Force Majeure (AUS), FRONTLINEdance (UK), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), balletLORENT (UK), Candoco Dance Company (UK) and Skånes Dansteater (SWE). Throughout his performance career, Dan has also worked with Kat Worth, Garry Stewart, Kate Champion, Janet Smith, Adam Benjamin, Wendy Houstoun, Sarah Michelson, Rachid Ouramdane, Nigel Charnock, Matthias Sperling, Marc Brew, Claire Cunningham, Javier de Frutos and Carl Olof Berg.

Straddling the theatre and dance divide, Dan's work and overarching artistic approach supports that both “success” and “failure” are valid and interesting; that “success” and “failure” are actually the same thing and the difference between them arises through the perception of an audience.