Candoco Dance Company returns to the stage with a double bill from two
boundary-breaking New York based choreographers.
The evening begins with Set and Reset/Reset, a recreation of Trisha Brown
Dance Company’s seminal Set and Reset. The dancers move with dream-like
fluidity within a kaleidoscopic form to a driving Laurie Anderson score in their
unique version of Trisha Brown’s choreography.
In contrast, Jeanine Durning’s Last Shelter unfolds uniquely at each
performance. Teetering at the edge of what could be in an ever-shifting
environment, this choreography highlights the velocity and precision of each
dancer’s decision-making from moment to moment, somewhere between
agency and collective will. After a year of working invisibly through a
pandemic, it is an act of intimacy to witness the labour and desire of the
dancer attending to themselves and one another, in their practice.
Distinct in form, these works share the vitality and virtuosity that promises an
unforgettable double bill from the company that continues to expand
perceptions of what dance can be.