Robert Hesp

Robert Hesp 2016Robert’s relationship with Candoco started in Autumn 2013 when he joined the youth company, Cando2, with whom he danced and performed for over 2 years. Having completed a BA Hons degree at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Robert now works as a live artist and dancer performing and presenting work across the country as well as internationally.

Robert attempts to create a sense of volatility and disquiet with his performance work, aiming to both expose and vibrate the foundations of dominant ideas and systems. Recognising change as being the only constant, Robert wants to use live performance to prompt re-examination and questioning, opening up a space for a more profound cultural awareness. Striving to achieve this, his work is often built around visceral or violent images, before being carefully interwoven with absurd humour, mess and physicality. Robert also frequently explores themes of and around queer identity, working to undermine archaic concepts of masculinity and gender.

Working closely with the form of contemporary dance, Robert is very interested to investigate and challenge the capabilities of the moving body. His practice seeks to be entirely inclusive as well as highly collaborative,working with dancers, designers and people from all walks of life to create affecting and transformational performance.

www.roberthesp.co.uk