Andrew will present a piece about the Voyager Space missions as part of this years Emerge Impact and music event in Las Vegas  April 6th – 8th 2018






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John Cage: Landscapes


 Andrew presents a film  as

a response to John Cage’s Landscapes (1948)Cage


Space Panorama in New York


SPACE PANORAMA  has just had special performances in New York as part of the Space Science festival 2015, under the Space Shuttle, Enterprise


Sp on Intrepid-4 Sp on Intrepid-3

Chasm of Sorrow – The Russian Doctor



Chasm of Sorrow – The Russian Doctor from Andrew Dawson on Vimeo.

The first performances of The Russian Doctor were in Winchester on 27th & 28th March and in Reading south street 6th April 2014

The Project  had a 2 week residency at MassMoca in Massachusetts with a performance on the 9th May


Andrew Dawson, neuroscientist Jonathan Cole, explore Chekhov’s extraordinary journey across Siberia to visit the penal colony on Sakhalin Island in 1890. The project is grounded in this astonishing, singular exploration. At great personal risk he toured settlements, interviewed thousands of people and categorized disease and living conditions in one of the largest epidemiological studies of its time, publishing the results in a book, ‘Sakhalin Island’ (1893/94) which combined his literary observation with medical data in an attempt to humanise conditions there.

We have just returned from Sakhalin, here is the frozen sea, an amazing sight.


The project is a dramatic adaptation of the book. This will explore Chekhov’s relevance today as pioneering epidemiologist and biomedical historian, and how his experience in this penal colony influenced his subsequent, more famous, literary output.

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I Am Half of Who I Am


I Am Half of who I Am

Commissioned by Tenuta Dello Scompiglio Via di Vorno, 67 – Vorno, Capannori (Lucca) Premiered 3rd & 4th November 2012 in Italy

Next performance at UNSEEN focus on mental ability 18-19th Dec 2012 Calcutta, India presented by The Wellcome Trust/DBT Alliance


I am half of who I Am is a performance fuelled by curiosity of the self. Only half of Lou Coleman’s body, her left side, is medically labeled with Cerebral Palsy. Her right side appears normal. This piece explores her differing movement patterns from her left to her right, and the space between. The piece is a collaboration between performer Lou Coleman and director performer Andrew Dawson. Together they will illuminate our understanding of this physical, neurological condition as they create a very special structure.

Director: Andrew Dawson

Performers: Andrew Dawson and Lou Coleman

Music: Jonny Pilcher

Commissioned in Italy by www.delloscompiglio.org With support of Central school of Speech and Drama London.