Creative Dundee

Queer Stories from Shaper/Caper

3rd December, at DCA

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Shaper/Caper brings a voice to those silenced by Section 28 with pop-up performance, Queer Stories.

As part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, Shaper/Caper presents Queer Stories – a brand new pop-up performance that explores the impact of Section 28 on the Scottish LGBTQ+ community. Through choreography by award-winner Thomas Small and verbatim spoken word performances inspired by interviews, Shaper/Caper hope to give voice to all those who have been silenced.

Queer Stories will be performed in queer-friendly spaces across Scotland, including Dundee Contemporary Arts as part of Transcendent – a mini-season of films and events, showcasing those exploring, questioning and transgressing perceived gender norms.

Following the Queer Stories performance, audiences will be invited to share their own memories and stories, continuing this important act of oral history.


Queer Stories – Dundee

When: Sat 3 Dec, from 1:00pm
Where: DCA, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4EA

This performance of Queer Stories is taking place during DCA’s Transcendent and will be ticketed. The performance will follow a screening of Lee Cooper’s film Maisie.

Find out more about the full programme for Transcendent (running Thu 1–Sun 4 Dec), including film screenings and Drag Queen Storytime!

For full details on all Queer Stories performances across Scotland, visit the Shaper/Caper website.


Shaper/Caper is a multi-award-winning dance company and charity based in Dundee which develops the work of award-winning choreographer and BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence, Thomas Small. Working closely with local communities and partners, Shaper/Caper are dedicated to creating art that connects with real people and building a company that ensures anyone can access high-quality arts for free.

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