Sadler’s Wells x Candoco Dance Company Cuckoo
Time is passing. That, we can rely on. Time flies, drags, suspends.
Cuckoo is a visually striking and playful dance film from Candoco Dance Company.
Cuckoo is a visually striking and playful dance film from Candoco Dance Company, inspired by a bespoke prosthetic leg created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata of The Alternative Limb Project, for dancer Welly O’Brien. This unique limb is carved from cherry wood and features a working cuckoo clock and pendulum. This short choreography for camera is a reflection on our changing experience of time passing, set to a poetic musical score by Jules Maxwell.
Cuckoo is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Candoco Dance Company and made in collaboration with The Alternative Limb Project.
This film is a co-creation.
Co-directed by Charlotte Darbyshire and Sophie de Oliveira Barata
Dancer – Welly O’Brien
Filmmaker and Editor – Sarah Vaughan-Jones
Composer – Jules Maxwell
Production Manager and Lighting Designer – Phil Webb
Producer – Ellie Douglas-Allan
Audio Description – Caroline Burn
With thanks to Tate Modern
Bespoke Alternative Limb:
Led by Sophie de Oliveira Barata
Wood Carver – Sam Rudman
Prosthetist – Chris Parsons
Electronics – Rory Thompson
Metal worker – Sadie Clayton
With thanks to John Downie and Bill Bruce
Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Candoco Dance Company