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Photo: Camilla Greenwell. Dancers: Anna Seymour, Ihsaan de Banya, Vanessa Abreu, Ben Ash & Markéta Stránská

In Worlds Unknown is a new work for Candoco Dance Company.

A group of people are lost on an island. Or is it a desert, a forest, an abandoned city? It keeps shifting. They are trying to find a way to cooperate with each other and communicate with the outside world. They’re also trying to kill time as they wait. Will they find a way out? Will they be rescued? Or will they perish?

In Worlds Unknown explores themes of lostness, uncertainty, navigation and survival and the radically different ways individual people experience a collective sense of lostness.

Combining intricate choreography with poetry, written and performed by the dancers. Amidst a dense sea of choreography, the dancers deliver a collective poem evoking scenes of lostness, navigation and survival.

Dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Ben Ash, Ihsaan de Banya, Anna Seymour & Markéta Stránská

Lighting designer: Marty Langthorne

Composer: Jamie McCarthy

Costume Designer: Shanti Freed

Text written by the dancers, facilitated and edited by Eleanor Penny

Rehearsal director: Sophie Arstall

Deaf Consultants: Sue MacLaine and Duffy

Creative captions: PJ Davy

Supported by: Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre with support from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance



12th & 13th October 2022, Dansens Hus, Oslo - link

16th, 17th & 18th November 2022, Sadler's Wells, London - link

Photos by Camilla Greenwell:

In Worlds Unknown

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