Condoco Dance Company

Beheld & Set and Reset/Reset

Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kleines Haus


The Candoco Dance Company ranks among the top ensembles in Europe. Its performances are choreographic masterpieces that confound notions of the perfect body and familiar dance conventions: The company is made up of seven professional dancers – some with, some without disabilities.
The double bill “Beheld” and “Set and Reset/Reset” celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Candoco Dance Company. “Beheld” is a piece by Alexander Whitley, guest choreographer in residence at the Hessische Staatsballet during the 2015/16 season. In his piece, seven dancers explore the possibilities and limitations of space while challenging our viewing habits. “Set and Reset/Reset” is the restaging of the seminal piece from 1983 by famous American choreographer Trisha Brown. With a new set design and music by multi-media artist Laurie Anderson, Candoco presents its own unique take on this great show.

Beheld: Concept, Choreography and Direction: Alexander Whitley * Stage and Costume design: Jean-Marc Puissant
 * Costume realisation: Sasha Keir * Bühnen-Realisierung: Jessica Dixon and Amanda Barrow * Light design: Jackie Shemesh * Music: Nils Frahm, edited by Rutger Zuydervel * Thanks to: Nils Frahm, Sylvie Launay, Harriet Moss, Harriet Wybor, all Candoco Dance Company International Lab 2015-members * This piece is comissioned by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and supported by The Idlewild Trust.

Set and Reset/Reset: Choreography (1983) Trisha Brown
 * Direction (2016): Abigail Yager 
* Music: Laurie Anderson * Costume: Celeste Dandeker-Arnold 
OBE (based on the original design by Robert Rauschenberg in 1983)
 * Stage: David Lock (based on the original design by Robert Rauschenberg in 1983) * Light design: Chahine Yavroyan * The piece is a combination out of the original and choreography of the Candoco-dancers, who staged it first in 2011 * Co-Production: 
Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps.

Choreographies by Alexander Whitley and Trisha Brown