New work by Laila Diallo at Kettle's Yard

HUSK by Laila Diallo. Photography by David L Hone LRPS

On 17 March 2018, Candoco Dance Company will perform as part of Actions, an exhibition that marks the opening of the new Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. The exhibition, with work by thirty-eight artists, seeks to reassert the potential of art as a poetic, social and political force in the world.

Candoco will present Husk, a new work by Laila Diallo, on dancers Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot and Kathleen Hawkins. Diallo’s piece will meander through the old and new spaces at Kettle’s Yard provoking conversations between bodies, space, architecture and the other art works displayed in the exhibition. The work celebrates the dancers’ bodies and the sometimes unexpected or unfamiliar ‘images’ that are created through them.

Diallo’s piece for Candoco for Actions offers new possibilities of what ‘image of the world’ dance can communicate whilst broadening perceptions of art and ability.

"I make dance because it seems to me that movement, people moving and the experience of watching people move and the joining in the dance can move us. It can move us deeply. To action, to tears, to thought. It can take us to a place of solace or respite, a place of escape or one of connection." Laila Diallo

Actions. the image of the world can be different will take place in the Kettle’s Yard House, galleries, St Peter’s Church, online and around Cambridge.


  • Performance date and time

  • 17th March, durational performances start from 5pm and 7pm
  • Address

  • Kettle's Yard
  • 17 Mill Lane
  • Cambridge
  • CB2 1RX
  • Tel: +44 (0)1223 748 100