Candoco Dance Company, the world’s leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, has been creating acclaimed and cutting edge work for over twenty years. In this new double bill, Candoco presents commissions from two of the most exciting artistic talents working in the UK today.

Visual artist Hetain Patel returns to the Jerwood DanceHouse with Let’s Talk About Dis, a new, playful and intimate piece that builds on an exploration of the dancers’ personalities and bodies, interrogating questions of what identity is and how it is formed. With seductive charm, Hetain challenges audiences to think beyond surface appearances, exposing hidden prejudices and absurd political correctness.

DanceEast Associate Artist Alexander Whitley creates visually striking dance pieces, which incorporate sinuous and beautiful movement articulations. Set to a mesmerising score by composer Nils Frahm, this is a resonant and emotive piece performed with reckless flair.

★★★★ "A fantastically smart piece. These terrific dancers are brimful of mischief"
The Guardian
★★★★"A thrilling, yearning, visually beautiful work"
The Stage

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Please note, although CounterActs is suitable for all ages, Let’s Talk About Dis explores some adult themes. If you are attending the show as a school group and have questions regarding the themes, please contact Lucy Fox:


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