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Theatre & Dance

BIDF: Candoco 

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Wed 13 June & Thu 14 June | 7.30pm | £15 / £13.50 | Theatre | Ages 10 + 

Candoco, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, creates acclaimed and cutting-edge work that challenges and broaden perceptions of art and ability.

This brand new double bill of dramatic and powerful choreography features Yasmeen Godder's new work, FACE IN, is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, expressed through striking images and daring uninhibited dance. Set to an urban indie score, Candoco invites you to bask in this wild fictional world that feels uncomfortably familiar yet strangely distorted. A world that Candoco's dancers inhabit with ease: performing with pleasure, revealing the extreme of themselves and flirting with both the banal and the ridiculous.

LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS is a playful and intimate piece that builds on an exploration of the dancers’ personalities and bodies, interrogating questions of what identity is and how it is formed. With seductive charm, choreographer Hetain Patel challenges audiences to think beyond surface appearances, exposing hidden prejudices and absurd political correctness.


A fantastically smart piece …. These terrific dancers are brimful of mischief ★★★★

The Guardian (Let’s Talk About Dis at Queen Elizabeth Hall)

A joy to watch ★★★★

Sunday Times

...raucous, challenging and tender work ★★★★

The Guardian

Information for Deaf and hard of hearing audience members

Let’s Talk About Dis explores issues of identity through language and movement, using English, French and British Sign Language. Each audience member will have a different experience as different parts become lost in translation. In this way language is used as a creative technique to underpin the themes of understanding and misunderstanding, representation and misrepresentation. As the piece is not fully translated into BSL, we have prepared a script of all the text spoken to assist and guide deaf patrons and those with a hearing impairment if desired.


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 the Cockayne Foundation Grants for the Arts and London Community Foundation, and co-commissioned by artsdepot.

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