Candoco Dance Company, in collaboration with Lost Dog and with the support of the British Council, presents The Argonauts, the culmination of the British Council’s four-year programme Unlimited: Making the Right Moves. Through workshops, educational forums and live performances the programme advocates for the inclusion of disabled artists in the professional arts scene in Ukraine and the countries of the South Caucasus. With The Argonauts, the Unlimited:Making the Right Moves programme showcases how ten professional and non-professional, disabled and non-disabled performers from different countries can work together. The result: a professional performance produced in just over 20 days during three residencies in Kyiv held between June and September 2019.
The Argonauts is the creation of Lost Dog’s Artistic Director Ben Duke, working in collaboration with artists Welly O’Brien and Jemima Hoadley and producer Ellie Douglas-Allan of Candoco Dance Company. The 20-minute performance “looks at how we build our sense of individual and collective identity through the telling and re-telling of stories. It is a piece about the mythical and the mundane and how they are much closer than we think” (Ben Duke, Artistic Director, Lost Dog).
The Argonauts will premiere in Yerevan on 2 October at the HighFest International Performing Arts Festival .