A group of people are lost on an island. Or is it a desert, a forest, an abandoned city? It keeps shifting. They are trying to find a way to cooperate with each other and communicate with the outside world. They’re also trying to kill time as they wait. Will they find a way out? Will they be rescued? Or will they perish?
In Worlds Unknown explores themes of lostness, uncertainty, navigation and survival and the radically different ways individual people experience a collective sense of lostness.
Combining intricate choreography with poetry, written and performed by the dancers. Amidst a dense sea of choreography, the dancers deliver a collective poem evoking scenes of lostness, navigation and survival.
Go behind the scenes and learn more about the making of In Worlds Unknown.
Go behind the scenes and learn more about the making of In Worlds Unknown with Audio Description.
Jamie McCarthy, composer, shares his creative approach
Ben Ash, dancer, on improvisation and creating text
Markéta Stránská, dancer, shares her experience of Seke’s process
Vanessa Abreu, Guest Artist, on collaboration
Ihsaan de Banya, dancer, on text, movement and sound
The poem that is delivered and captioned in the performance of In Worlds Unknown was written by the performers and directed and edited by writer Eleanor Perry.
The collective poem is shared in the download section below for your enjoyment.
Eleanor Penny with text written by the Candoco dancers
Sue MacLaine and Duffy
Warwick Arts Centre
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance