Candoco Dance Company — Curious Encounters / Close Encounters

16 & 17 Nov 2014

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Candoco Dance Company, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers presents two unique events in the Lilian Baylis Studio as part of the =dance season, offering audiences a Close Encounter with the company through performances, workshops and conversations.

Curious Encounters is an interactive matinee tailored to young people, offering a unique opportunity to get close to Candoco's work, learn more about themes that inspire the choreographers and how the work is made. The show will include extracts from Notturnino by Thomas Hauert and Two for C by Javier de Frutos. Notturnino takes inspiration from the documentary Tosca's Kiss, a touching film that follows the lives of retired opera singers living in a nursing home in Milan. Two for C explores the turmoil of a couple trapped in a longstanding relationship, characterised by struggle and power games. There is a post-show contemporary dance workshop that further explores themes from the matinee, led by Candoco dancers.

Close Encounters is an opportunity to see an extract from Let's Talk About Dis, Candoco's new piece created by New Wave Associate Hetain Patel, and Two for C by Javier de Frutos. Audiences will discover more about the choreographers' creative process and experiences of working with Candoco, engaging in discussion with the choreographer's themselves. Let's Talk About Dis is humorous and intimate and builds on an exploration of the dancers' personalities and distinctive physicalities. The work is a playful interrogation of identity that prompts the audience to think beyond surface appearance.

Let’s Talk About Dis, click here for full script


Curious Encounters:
Two for C, commissioned by Without Walls
Notturnino, co-comissioned by Live at LICA

Close Encounters:
Two for C, commissioned by Without Walls
New Company work by Hetain Patel co-commissioned by artsdepot

Part of =dance

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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