International Program

Program type: International Program
Starts at: 20:00 - Wednesday, 25 September
Location: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (Big Stage)
Choreography by Yasmeen Godder, Hetain Patel and Ben Duke

Face In

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


About Performance:

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.