Wellcome Collection Takeover

An intimate evening of dance and sound exploring what it means to display and to be on display.

Display looked at opposites: the private & public, intimate & shared, exposed & hidden between what is audible and what is visible, how much dare we reveal?

As exhibits for the evening in May 2016, Candoco’s dancers performed throughout Wellcome Collection’s spaces, asking us to consider the subtleties and complexities of what it means to be on display.

Visitors were also welcome to experience sound installations by Tom Slater and Mathew Lewis, attend a range of talks or take part in a dance workshop.

When working with 12 dancers for a week, I was interested in how we can really meet each other. How can we let go of set ideas and patterned replies and take the time to find out in the moment? Is what lies beneath already known? And how much are we ready to share in an exposed state?
Mirjam Gurtner

Dancers: Erwin Aljukic, Megan Armishaw, Sophie Arstall, Joel Brown, Tanja Erhart, Adam Gain, Kathleen Hawkins, Leah Marojevic, CHris Owen, Laura Patay, Sindri Runudde, Toke Broni Strandby

Sound Design: Tom SLater and Mathew Lewis

Thanks: Natalie Coe, Francesca Piddlesden, Scout Davies and the team at Wellcome Collection

If you missed the event, this short film by Paul Fenn Films for Wellcome Trust captures the essence of the evening in just 3 minutes…

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