Concept, Choreography & Direction: Yasmeen Godder
Dramaturg: Itzik Giuli
Set Design: Gareth Green
Lighting Design: Seth Rook Williams
Costume Design: Adam Kalderon
Sound Edit: Nathan Johnson
This piece is co-commissioned by: Festival Oriente Occidente and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Duration: 30 minutes, without intermission
With over 27 years of experience creating acclaimed and cutting-edge work, Candoco presents a double bill of dramatic and thought-provoking choreography with a curtain raiser performed by local dancers with choreography by Ben Duke (Lost Dog) and Candoco.
Yasmeen Godder's, Face In, is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, expressed through striking images and daring 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: performing with pleasure, revealing the extreme of themselves and flirting with both the banal and the ridiculous.
★★★★ ‘These terrific dancers are brimful of mischief’
The Guardian (Let’s Talk About Dis at Queen Elizabeth Hall)
‘Playful, beautiful and off-the-wall – extraordinary performances from an extraordinary company’
The Stage (Let’s Talk About Dis at Queen Elizabeth Hall)
The Reviews Hub (Face In by Yasmeen Godder)
Candoco Dance Company is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme
Candoco is a world-leading professional dance company. Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, our bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. We celebrate different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting us at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.