Candoco Dance Company created a sensation last year when its contemporary dancers performed to over 10 million people on Strictly Come Dancing. This renowned company of disabled and non-disabled dancers continue to deliver a profound, boundary-pushing experience in its latest double bill.
Candoco presents two works, a never before seen piece, Hot Mess by Theo Clinkard, and the wild and sensual Face In by Israeli choreographer Yasmeen Godder.
From internationally renowned choreographer and designer Theo Clinkard, Hot Mess is an unpredictable and anarchic performance set to a pounding, eclectic score by an award-winning music artist. Led by Theo’s exploration of ‘consciously unknowing’ as a vital creative source, Candoco’s phenomenal dancers fearlessly embrace spontaneity and uncertainty as they navigate an environment that is constantly in flux. Danced amidst an unpredictable design, art installation meets dance piece in this explosive new work by the company that continues to expand perceptions of what dance can be.
Yasmeen Godder’s Face In is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, expressed through striking images interwoven with daring and uninhibited dance. Set to an urban indie score, Candoco invites you to bask in this wild fictional world that feels uncomfortably familiar yet strangely distorted. A world that Candoco’s dancers inhabit with ease: dancing with pleasure, revealing the extreme of themselves and flirting with both the banal and the ridiculous.
“…raucous, challenging and tender work” ★★★★ The Guardian (Candoco Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells, 2017)