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Candoco created a sensation last year when it became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing. Renowned for creating acclaimed and cutting-edge work, Candoco brings a double bill of dramatic and powerful choreography by Yasmeen Godder and Hetain Patel.
Yasmeen Godder’s Face In is a sensual ode to intimacy and imagination expressed through daring and uninhibited dance. Set to an urban indie score, this visually arresting performance invites audiences to consider contemporary dance in bold new ways.
Hetain Patel presents critically acclaimed work Let’s Talk About Dis. A playful and intimate piece, it exposes hidden prejudices and misplaced political correctness with seductive charm.
Face In is co-commissioned by Festival Oriente Occidente and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Let's Talk About Dis is funded by Cockayne Foundation - Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation and co-commissioned by Arts Depot.
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"⭐⭐⭐⭐ Raucous, Challenging and tender work." The Guardian
“Candoco is the company for which choreographers reserve their wildest and often most inventive work” – Observer
Founded in 1991, Candoco Dance Company has built a reputation as a leading professional dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, touring works by world-class choreographers to over 60 countries across the globe. Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, its bold approach and powerful collaborations put the company at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability. Candoco created a sensation when it became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing, and the company performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
“A work that celebrates touch and joy and intimacy and abandon in a way that delights and challenges assumptions” – The Reviews Hub on Face In
Israeli-American choreographer Yasmeen Godder is the recipient of many prestigious awards including a Bessie Award and the Michael Landau Prize for the Performing Arts, and has been commissioned an impressive nine times by Curtain Up Festival. Her own company, Yasmeen Godder Company, has toured to Lincoln Center Festival, Sydney Opera House and Montpellier Danse and various other venues around the world.
“Let’s Talk About Dis tackles physical difference with wit, guile and confidence” – The Guardian
Hetain Patel is a visual and performance artist whose works aim to connect marginalised identities with the mainstream, often through the lens and language of popular culture. He is a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells, and his works have been commissioned by Tate Modern and Southbank Centre and shown in New York, Sydney, Mumbai and Beijing. His TED talk has gained over 2 million hits.