When: 9th March – 26th April 2018
Where: London, Brighton and Letchworth Garden City (see below)
£: Tickets from £12 to £27 (Suitable for all ages, but there are some adult themes)
What is it?
This spring, Candoco Dance Company will be touring their double bill of Face In and Let’s Talk About Dis to London’s Sadler’s Wells, Brighton’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, and Letchworth’s Broadway Theatre.
From multi-award-winning and internationally recognised choreographer Yasmeen Godder, Face In creates a wild fictional world, uncomfortably familiar yet strangely distorted. Expressed through striking images interwoven with daring and uninhibited dance work, Face In is set to an urban indie score, and follows Godder’s most recent work Common Emotions (2016); which investigated movement disorders, following a year-long project involving dancers, scientists and people living with Parkinson’s disease.
The new work is paired with Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis, a playful interrogation of identity that probes the audience to think beyond surface appearances.
The performance double bill will be visiting Sadler’s Wells in London on 9th and 10th March, the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex in Brighton on 18th April, and the Broadway Theatre in Letchworth on 26th April. Candoco will also be touring their CounterActs double bill, Let’s Talk About Dis and Beheld, to Winchester Theatre Royal on 17th April.
Yasmeen Godder was born in Jerusalem in 1973 and moved with her family to New York City in 1984. She studied dance at the LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, the Martha Graham school, and the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. To date Godder has created twelve evening-length works and is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2001 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, and the prestigious Michael Landau Prize for the Performing Arts from the Tel Aviv Municipality.
Hetain Patel is a celebrated visual artist whose TED talk Who Am I? Think Again, a performative interrogation of identity, inspired by Bruce Lee and performed with Yuyu Rau, has been an internet sensation with more than two and a half million views.
Candoco is a the leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in 1991.
More info: www.candoco.co.uk