Beheld & Set and Reset/Reset
Staatstheater Darmstadt, Kleines Haus
- 6.11.2016, 7.30 p.m.€ 9,50 - € 42,50
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