CounterActs at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome

17 February 2017

Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 709 709

This event has passed.

Let’s Talk About Dis by Hetain Patel at Brave Festival 2016. Photography by Mateusz Bral.

Candoco presents CounterActs at Brighton Dome, combining mischievous questions and virtuosic performance, we bring you an evening of commissions from two of the most exciting artistic talents working in the UK today.

Alexander Whitley has swiftly become known for his strikingly physical and virtuosic choreography. In Beheld, his new commission for Candoco set to music by composer Nils Frahm, seven dancers explore the possibilities and constraints of the space around them, forming and reforming to consider how we look and what we see.

Visual artist Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis is a 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.

An eclectic and engaging programme, CounterActs invites the audience to get up close and personal with the dancers and discover the many facets of Candoco Dance Company.

Suitable for all ages, however does explore some adult themes. Contact for more information.

This performance will be Audio Described and BSL interpreted. A pre-show Touch Tour is also available. The post-show Q&A will be BSL interpreted.

Performance dates and times
17 February, 7.30pm

Running time
Approximately 105 minutes (including interval and post-show Q&A)

£10, £12.50, £15
Under 26s £10
Schools £7.50

Watch the trailer…


Open Workshop

Dancers from the company will lead an inclusive and dynamic workshop exploring technique and repertoire from the company’s double bill CounterActs.

The workshop is open to disabled and non-disabled participants aged 18+ and is suitable for all levels of dance experience.

Workshop dates and times
18 Feb, 11am – 1pm

£12, £8 concessions

Brighton Dome, Concert Hall

Brighton Dome