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