Adam Gain

Photo by Pedro Machado
Photo by Pedro Machado

Age: 25 years old

Where are you from? I was brought up half in London and half in Manchester.

What three things are you most looking forward to as a cast member for The Show Must Go OnI am really looking forward to working as part of a large cast for The Show Must Go On? Being able to create the piece with people from all walks of life and a variety of performance experience will be very exciting!

When you’re not featuring in the Show Must Go On what is your occupation? I am one of the seven company dancers for Candoco.

What would your super power be? If I could have a super power I would be able to time travel. Obviously I would try not to alter anything in the past that would drastically change our current line of history, sending us all off into another parallel existence, but I can’t promise anything.

What is your greatest fear? I have an extreme fear of deep water ever since I nearly drowned as a child. Some huge waves had dragged me under the water at the beach. Fortunately my dad saved me.

Which book changed your life? The book that really changed my life would be Philip K. Dick’s “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” It really makes you question what makes us human and what reality is. It reveals our ingrained desires to blend in and be “normal” whilst all having doubts and fears and failings that we try to hide from ourselves as well as others.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you? The most important life lesson I’ve learnt is to accept people for who they are, not who you think they are.

The show must go on and will go on with your help – In 2015 Candoco Dance Company is staging Jerome Bel’s world-renowned The Show Must Go On. We still need to raise £5000 towards artists’ fees and to cover accommodation and travel for our guest performers, so we are asking for your help. We would be so grateful for your support bringing this wonderful show to the UK’s stages. Please support us by clicking on the link below.

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