Candoco Dance Company brings a special triple bill to Oxford Playhouse on Thursday 20 September at 7.30pm.
The evening’s programme, put together especially for Oxford Playhouse, celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary and includes work from acclaimed choreographers Javier du Frutos, Wendy Houstoun and Trisha Brown.
The evening begins with a world premiere by Evening Standard Theatre Award-winner Javier de Frutos. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ 1953 play Camino Real and Mexican ranchera music, de Frutos has created Studies for C, a duet depicting a couple trapped in a stagnating relationship.
Javier says: “This work, now my third over the last 10 years for this company, gives me an opportunity to come full circle in relation to my first piece for Candoco which was inspired by Tennessee Williams and in which I wanted to find a common ground for a company of true individuals. My feeling this time has not changed: We are here to observe, learn from and ultimately celebrate our differences.”
The evening also includes work from dance theatre artist Wendy Houstoun, who combines movement, text and elaborate costumes in a light-hearted performance loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The bill is completed with a restaging of contemporary dance pioneer Trisha Brown’s joyful signature piece Set and Reset/Reset.
Tickets for Candoco Dance Company at Oxford Playhouse are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com