ABY WATSON is a dance artist, maker and researcher based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Her performance work marries movement, choreography, text, action and autobiography, with a vibrant neurodiverse energy, and deals with concepts of deskilling, failure, feminism and difference. Her work strives to challenge exclusive values in dance, and to celebrate the creative potential of neurodivergent authorship and visibility in performance.
Her solo work has been seen across the UK and internationally at venues The Southbank Centre (London), Sophiensaele (Berlin), and Tramway (Glasgow) amongst others. She trained in Contemporary Performance Practice at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she received honours of the first class.
She is currently a postgraduate student at the conservatoire, doing a practice-led PhD, titled ‘Disordering Dance’, an artistic study into dyspraxia and dance practice. Read about her thesis project here