Thursday 16 March 2017 - 19.30 to Friday 17 March 2017 - 19.30

We invite you to attend a double bill by Candoco Dance Company, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, that will take place on 16 and 17 March 2017 at Sundukyan State Academic Theatre in Yerevan. Admission is free.

Candoco Dance Company is the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers that create excellent and profound experiences to excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art, aesthetics and ability. Celebrating 25 years of creating acclaimed and cutting edge work, Candoco present one of the most strikingly physical double bills to date: ‘Beheld’ and ‘Set and Reset/Reset’.

Alexander Whitley has swiftly become known for his daring and virtuosic choreography. Beheld, his commission for Candoco features powerful duets and breath-taking ensemble dancing with huge swathes of fabric, and is set to a mesmerising score by German composer Nils Frahm, reworked by Rutger Zuydervelt. In this piece, Candoco’s seven dancers explore the possibilities and constraints of the space around them, forming and reforming to consider how we look and what we see.

Set and Reset/Reset is an exploration of possibility as the company’s dancers create a new version of Trisha Brown’s landmark choreography Set and Reset. The original piece was first performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in 1983 and restaged by Candoco in collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2011 - the first time an iconic piece of contemporary dance was re-staged with an inclusive company.

The performances will take place within the framework of ARé performing arts festival.