From internationally renowned choreographer and designer Theo Clinkard, Hot Mess is an unpredictable and anarchic performance set to a pounding, eclectic score by award-winning music artist, Joe Newman of alt-J.
Led by Theo’s exploration of ‘consciously unknowing’ as a vital creative source, Candoco’s phenomenal dancers fearlessly embrace spontaneity and uncertainty as they navigate an environment that is constantly in flux.
Art installation meets dance piece in this explosive new work by the company that continues to expand perceptions of what dance can be.
With recent creations for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and the acclaimed work created for his own company, Theo has steadily built an international reputation for his affecting and visually arresting work that foregrounds the communicative and empathetic brilliance of the moving body.
It feels like a huge privilege to spend each day with these extraordinary dancers. Their capacity for engaging with ideas and deeply investing a physical conversation is unlike any other company that I’ve worked with. I hope to craft a work that they’ll love performing for years to come and, judging by the tingling hairs on the back of my neck, a dance of quiet power and celebratory chaos is emerging for this company’s ever-expanding fan base.
Concept, Direction and Stage Design
Realisation and Performance
Costume and Sculpture Design
Adam Connor and Charlie Andrew
Megan Armishaw, Joel Brown, Mickaella Dantas, Olivia Edginton, Laura Patay, Toke Broni Strandby, Nicolas Vendange
3 October 2019, Warwick Arts Centre
11+ (contains strong language)
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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
The Leche Trust and PRS Foundation (for original music)
ASOS for support with costumes and to Fabian Jackson
11+ Contains Strong Language