Candoco Dance Company/Jérôme Bel — The Show Must Go On

20 & 21 Mar 2015

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Candoco Dance Company – the renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers – presents a restaged version of Jérôme Bel’s award-winning The Show Must Go On, bringing together a UK-wide cast of 20 performers, 19 pop songs and one DJ.

The Show Must Go On was created in 2001 and is one of the iconic works in the career of French choreographer Jérôme Bel. The show examines the relationship between art and life, constantly surprising and challenging the viewer's expectations.

Controlled by a DJ and audio feed, the performers follow lyrics of the songs, ranging from musicals to well-loved pop songs. Described as “a mischievously entertaining conceptualist who is less interested in movement than in messing with your head” (The Guardian), Bel is famous for challenging expectations.

"One of the most charismatic and galvanising choreographers working today"
New York Times

Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells London, Tramway Glasgow and Dance 4 Nottingham with additional support from Greenwich Dance

“One of the coolest conceptual dance-makers on the planet”

The Guardian

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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