Face In

By Yasmeen Godder
Yasmeen Godder's Face In is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, expressed through striking 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 our dancers inhabit with ease: dancing with pleasure, revealing the extreme of themselves and flirting with both the banal and the ridiculous.

Yasmeen Godder is an Israeli-American choreographer who makes work that is seductive, disturbing, potent and personal. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center Festival, Tokyo International Festival, Sydney Opera House and Montpellier Dance Festival.


Go behind the scenes with Yasmeen Godder and our dancers as they discuss the creation of Face In.

Production details

Concept, Choreography and Direction

Yasmeen Godder


Itzik Giuli

Set Design

Gareth Green

Lighting Design

Seth Rook Williams

Costume Design

Adam Kalderon

Sound Edit

Nathan Johnson


The Night by Joe Colley and Jason Lescalleet; Away from my Body by Brandt Brauer Frick (Live); Pretend by The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble feat Emika (Live at Concertgebouw Brugge)

Original Cast

Megan Armishaw, Joel Brown, Toke Broni Strandby, Mickaella Dantas, Olivia Edginton, Laura Patay, Nicolas Vendange

World Premiere

9 September 2017, Oriente Occidente Dance Festival, Italy


All ages

Co-commisioned by

Festival Oriente Occidente and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Thanks to

Studio Wayne McGregor's FreeSpace programme and Jason Mabana



Running Time

30 minutes


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