Impulses of abandonment are punctuated with moments of reflection, all intimately entwined with Ben Park’s rhythmic score. A complex and arresting journey of discovery.
Choreographed by Fin Walker of Walker Dance Park Music, Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards nominee and recipient of Jerwood Award 1999. In a fast and furious pilgrimage through the emotions, the driving internal momentum of The Journey is matched by the exhilarating performances of Candoco’s dancers. Impulses of abandonment are punctuated with bursts of stillness, all intimately entwined with the rhythmic music. A complex and arresting journey of discovery.
Fin Walker last worked with Candoco when she choreographed Shadow, as part of our 2002/2003 Triple Bill, which received rave reviews. She is a highly acclaimed choreographer, performer and teacher, who formed her company WalkerDanceParkMusic in 1998 and has collaborated with many of the top names in dance. She is a recipient of the Jerwood Choreographic Award and is a finalist for a Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography.
Walker and Candoco make an excellent match. The Journey is every bit as arresting as their previous collaboration, Shadow. Once again the people on stage know how to pull each other’s chains. Their interactions have a cut and thrust, a grip and swing that reaches for and squeezes the viewer’s guts.
Walker’s subtle moves have the potential to change how we look at others ad think about ourselves.
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