The Unlimited programme showcased how 10 professional and non professional, disabled and non-disabled performers from different countries can work together. The result was a professional performance produced in just over 20 days during 3 residencies held in Kiev between June and September 2019.
The Argonauts was created by Lost Dogs Artistic Director Ben Duke, working in collaboration with Welly O’Brien, Jemima Hoadley and Candoco’s Senior Producer Ellie Douglas-Allan.
The Argonauts looks at how we build our sense of individual and collective identity through the telling and re- telling of stories. It is a piece about the mythical and the mundane and how they are much closer than we think.
The tour began in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 25th 2019, performing The Argonauts as well as Candoco’s Face In and Let’s Talk About Dis at the Tbilisi International Festival of Theatres. Following the Tbilisi performance, it hit the national festival circuit, appearing alongside Face In and You and I Know on September 28th in Baku, Azerbaijan at the Nasimi National Festival and on October 2nd in Yerevan, Armenia alongside ‘A Graceful Act of Stupidity’ at the HighFest International Performing Arts Festival.
British Council Ukraine shares some highlights of the programme with Disability Arts Online here.