Double bill at ACCA, Brighton

Face In by Yasmeen Godder. Photography by Hugo Glendinning, 2017

As part of undisciplined festival presented by South East Dance, Candoco Dance Company invites you to enjoy a dramatic and powerful new double bill. Visual artist Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis returns to challenge notions of identity and appearances, while Yasmeen Godder’s Face In is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, where images are interwoven with daring and uninhibited dance.

Yasmeen Godder’s new work for Candoco, 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.

Suitable for all ages, however does explore some adult themes. Contact for more information.

  • Performance date and time

  • 18 April, 8pm (pre-show talk at 7pm)

Pre-Show Talk

Pre-Show Talk (BSL interpreted)

A free pre-show talk will take place from 7.00pm – 7.30pm in the Gardner Tower at ACCA, with BSL interpretation by Sue MacLaine. An opportunity to meet Ben Wright, one of Candoco’s new Artistic Co-Directors, and Susanna Recchia, the company’s Rehearsal Director. You will be able to ask questions about the company’s pioneering inclusive work, its creative process and the pieces being performed.

This is free, open to all event. Do come along. Please note there are a limited number of spaces so early arrival is to be advised.

  • Address

  • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
  • University of Sussex
  • Gardner Centre Road, Falmer
  • Brighton, BN1 9RA