Wednesday 01 March 2017 - 19:30 to Thursday 02 March 2017 - 19:00
Kyiv Academic Theatre in Lypky

We invite you to attend a double bill by Candoco Dance Company, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, that will take place on 1 and 2 March 2017 at Kyiv Academic Theatre in Lypky.

Candoco Dance Company is the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers that create excellent and profound experiences to excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art, aesthetics and ability. Celebrating 25 years of creating acclaimed and cutting edge work, Candoco present one of the most strikingly physical double bills to date: ‘Beheld’ and ‘Set and Reset/Reset’.

Alexander Whitley has swiftly become known for his daring and virtuosic choreography. Beheld, his commission for Candoco features powerful duets and breath-taking ensemble dancing with huge swathes of fabric, and is set to a mesmerising score by German composer Nils Frahm, reworked by Rutger Zuydervelt. In this piece, Candoco’s seven dancers explore the possibilities and constraints of the space around them, forming and reforming to consider how we look and what we see.

Set and Reset/Reset is an exploration of possibility as the company’s dancers create a new version of Trisha Brown’s landmark choreography Set and Reset. The original piece was first performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in 1983 and restaged by Candoco in collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2011 - the first time an iconic piece of contemporary dance was re-staged with an inclusive company.

The Kyiv performances will be accompanied by practical master classes with Candoco choreographers on inclusive contemporary dance. These are open to anyone, and we will announce the registration shortly.