Contemporary dance company Candoco is set to perform an exciting mixed bill of performances at the Laban Theatre on 28 February and 1 March as part of Trinity Laban's spring season of dance performances.
With music by long term collaborator (and Trinity Laban accompanist) Steve Blake, Lea Anderson's new solo Miniatures is inspired by London's V&A Museum's miniatures portrait collection, with references to poses, dress and demeanour of the Elizabethan period. The resulting piece uses the modern day 'frame' of a TV screen, to lure audiences into a locked gaze with dancer Annie Hanauer, evoking questions around reality and power.
Following on from Studies for C, a piece created for the company in 2012 by Javier de Frutos, Two for C depicts a couple trapped in a longstanding relationship which is characterised by struggle and power play.
Notturnino, by Thomas Hauert, is a full company improvised work inspired by retired opera singers. Exploring the spontaneity found in children's games and the nostalgic memories of old age, audience members are able to witness the dancers' decisions.
Candoco, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, was formed in 1991. Artistic directors Pedro Machado and Stine Nilsen, both Trinity Laban alumni, have commissioned a wide range of productions created by world class choreographers, including Hofesh Shechter, Nigel Charnock, and Emanuel Gat, for their national and international tours. Providing a broad access to the highest quality of dance Candoco continues to twist perceptions of what dance is, who can dance and who enjoys it whilst pushing the boundaries of dance.
Described by The Times as "subtle and passionate", Candoco will continue to tour throughout the UK this year.