Digital Stage In Focus - Sadler’s Wells x Candoco Dance Company

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Digital Stage In Focus is our series of online collaborations with artists and companies to co-create a unique programme that gives you a chance to take a deep dive into the work.

In Sadler’s Wells x Candoco Dance Company, delve into the company that is at the forefront of the conversation surrounding dance and disability.


Play Cuckoo

Play Cuckoo with audio description

Time is passing. That, we can rely on. Time flies, drags, suspends. Time heals, wears us down. We waste time, chase time, cherish time. It leaves its mark.

Cuckoo is a new 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.

More information on Cuckoo can be found here

Get Into Dance

Take Part Now

Take Part in the Get Into Dance Workshop hosted by four of the company's dancers, who will introduce participants to Candoco’s style and technique. Through different tasks set by the dancers, you'll respond to 'action words', to create your own unique sequence of movement. 

Let’s Talk About Dis

The full film of Let’s Talk About Dis no longer available

Play Let’s Talk About Dis Trailer

Read the programme

Listen to the audio described programme note

For a limited time, we shared an on-demand screening of Let’s Talk About Dis, choreographed by Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, Hetain Patel. Let’s Talk About Dis is a humorous and intimate work, exploring identity and the slippery notion of political correctness. The work builds on an exploration of the dancers’ personalities and bodies, and is a playful interrogation of identity that probes the audience to think beyond surface appearances.

We would like to thank our audiences for their support at this challenging time. If you would like to help Sadler’s Wells, please consider making a donation to support our work.

Part of Digital Stage

Barclays have supported us to expand Digital Stage during our 2020 closure period due to Covid-19

Digital Stage

We're thrilled to welcome you back to our theatres. In line with Government guidance, we're removing social distancing, but you can read more on how we're continuing to prioritise health and wellbeing during your visit.