New double bill at The Lowry, Salford Quays

  • Face In by Yasmeen Godder. Photography: Hugo Glendinning, 2017
  • Face In by Yasmeen Godder. Photography: Hugo Glendinning, 2017
  • Face In by Yasmeen Godder. Photography: Hugo Glendinning, 2017
  • Beheld by Alexander Whitley. Photography by Hugo Glendinning, 2015
  • Beheld by Alexander Whitley. Photography by Hugo Glendinning, 2015
  • Beheld by Alexander Whitley. Photography by Hugo Glendinning, 2015

Candoco Dance Company presents a brand new double bill of dramatic and powerful choreography at The Lowry, featuring the UK premiere of Face In by Yasmeen Godder, and Alexander Whitley's visually striking work Beheld.

Yasmeen Godder's new work for Candoco, Face In, is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, expressed through images interwoven with daring and 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: dancing with pleasure, revealing the extreme of themselves and flirting with both the banal and the ridiculous.

Alexander Whitley has swiftly become known for his strikingly physical and virtuosic choreography. Beheld, his commission for Candoco features powerful duets and breath-taking ensemble dancing with huge swathes of fabric and is set to a mesmerising score by German composer Nils Frahm, reworked by Rutger Zuydervelt. In this piece, Candoco’s seven dancers explore the possibilities and constraints of the space around them, forming and reforming to consider how we look and what we see.

‘Brilliant and bracing … gripping to watch’ (The Guardian)
‘Daringly athletic’ (Sunday Times )

Candoco are delighted

Candoco Dance Company are delighted to be working in partnership with The Lowry to deliver Candoco’s annual Teacher Training Intensive this October in Salford. Find out more and book your place here.

  • Performance date and time

  • 24 October, 8pm

Trailer

Beheld and Face In: Double Bill | Candoco Dance Company from Candoco Dance Company on Vimeo.

  • Address

  • The Lowry,
  • Pier 8,
  • Salford Quays,
  • M50 3AZ
  • Tel: 0843 208 6010

Location