Double bill at Birmingham International Dance Festival

Candoco Dance Company, Face In by Yasmeen Godder. Photography by Hugo Glendinning, 2017

As part of Birmingham International Dance Festival, Candoco Dance Company invites you to enjoy a dramatic and powerful new double bill on 13 and 14 June. 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.

Watch the trailer:

  • Performance date and time

  • 13 and 14 June, 7.30pm
  • Running Time
  • 84 minutes

Additional Notes

In addition to Candoco's performance:

Join us for professional morning class on Thursday 14th June led by Candoco’s Rehearsal Director, Susanna Recchia. This class is suitable for disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Candoco will lead a Dancer Development Day at DanceXchange on Friday 15th June from 10am until 4pm. This will explore the our newest work Face In by Yasmeen Godder and offer an inclusive space for participants to play, make, discuss practice and exchange with Candoco’s company dancers. This day is designed for disabled and non-disabled dancers, artists and students at various stages in their careers.

Find more information here.

  • Address

  • Midlands Art Centre
  • Cannon Hill Park
  • Birmingham
  • B12 9QH