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Program type: International Program
Starts at: 20:00 - Wednesday, 25 September
Location: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (Big Stage)
Concept, Choreography & Direction: Hetain Patel

Let’s Talk About Dis

Associate Choreographer: Lorena Randi

Writing: Hetain Patel with the Company

Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh

Costume Design: Valentina Golfieri

Dramaturgy: Eva Martinez

This piece is funded by: Cockayne Foundation - Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation and co-commissioned by ArtsDepot

Choir Consultant: Dom Stichbury

BSL Interpretation: fingersmiths:Jean St Clair and Jeni Draper

Access consultant: Deepa Shastri

Duration: 30 minutes, without intermission

 

 

CAST:

Megan Armishaw, Toke Broni Strandby, Joel Brown, Mickaella Dantas, Olivia Edginton, Laura Patay, Nicolas Vendange.

 

 

ABOUT PERFROMANCE:

With over 27 years of experience creating acclaimed and cutting-edge work, Candoco presents a double bill of dramatic and thought-provoking choreography with a curtain raiser performed by local dancers with choreography by Ben Duke (Lost Dog) and Candoco.

 

Yasmeen Godder's, 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, Hetain challenges audiences to think beyond surface appearances, exposing hidden prejudices and absurd political correctness.

 

Press:

★★★★ ‘These terrific dancers are brimful of mischief’

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

 

 ‘Playful, beautiful and off-the-wall – extraordinary performances from an extraordinary company’

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

The Reviews Hub (Face In by Yasmeen Godder)

 

Candoco Dance Company is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme

Candoco is a world-leading professional dance company. Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, our bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. We celebrate different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting us at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.