Candoco’s workshop and double bill in Sweden (Skånes Dansteater)

Date: May 22, 2022 - May 25, 2022
Location: Sweden

Europe Beyond Access is committed to collaborating with the world’s leading inclusive dance companies to educate professional and mainstream audiences in artistic practices and other arts and disability-related issues.

On 22 May, our partner Skånes Dansteater will run a one-day workshop together with Candoco Dance Company, Spinn Dance Company, and Share Music and Performing Arts. Professional and non-professional dancers will be trained and guided through different thematic sections led by the guest organisations.

Three days later, on 25 May, the Swedish public will have the chance to watch Candoco on the Skånes Dansteater stage. As one of the world’s foremost inclusive dance companies, it will present a double bill by Trisha Brown and Jeanine Durning, two boundary-breaking New York-based choreographers.

In addition to the performances, an introduction session with the artists will take place 60 minutes before the show. It will be conducted in Swedish and is included in the ticket price.

More information about the tickets and the performances.

Set and Reset/Reset

The evening will begin with Set and Reset/Reset, a re-creation 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.

Choreography of Set and Reset (1983): Trisha Brown
Choreography of Set and Reset/Reset: combination of the original and Candoco dancers’ choreography
Direction of Set and Reset/Reset (2021): Abigail Yager
Co-Direction of Set and Reset/Reset (2021): Jamie Scott
Music: Laurie Anderson (music used with kind permission from Canal Street Communications/Laurie Anderson Studio)
Set Design: David Lock (based on the original design by Robert Rauschenberg in 1983)
Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan
Costume Design: Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE (based on the original design by Robert Rauschenberg in 1983)
The original restaging in 2011 was co-commissioned by: Dance Umbrella 2011.

Last Shelter

Last Shelter by Jeanine Durning is an experiment exploring the enduring human desire to build something together

The piece 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.

Choreography: Jeanine Durning
Dancers: Candoco Dance Company
Set, Costume Design: Nicolai Hart-Hansen
• Music: Tian Rotteveel
Lighting Design: Zeynep Kepekli
Photo: Hugo Glendinning (dancers pictured: Laura Patay, Toke Broni Strandby, Megan Armishaw, Joel Brown, Mickaella Dantas, Olivia Edginton, Nicolas Vendange)