Candoco x 3, 12. - 13. October 2022

Candoco x 3,
12. - 13. October 2022

The past meets the future when Trisha Brown’s pioneering work from the 80s is back in a new guise, and two brand new works have their world premiere.

  • Duration110 min
  • Price340
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 12. October - 19:00
  • 13. October - 19:00

The American choreographer and dancer Trisha Brown was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater and one of the most important pioneers in the postmodern dance movement. After the world premiere of Brown’s piece Set and Reset in 1983 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Trisha Brown Dance Company became a world name. The work was considered groundbreaking in postmodern / abstract choreography and remains Brown’s signature work.

During this year’s festival, the audience will have a rare reunion with Trisha Brown Dance Company’s original choreography – in a new costume. The same evening, the audience will experience two very fresh dance pieces created by the remarkable choreographers Annie Hanauer and Seke Chimutengwende. The three works are performed by the British dance company Candoco Dance Company, recognized across national borders for its very distinctive performances. The company praises different ways of seeing and making art, invites the audience to a dialogue on the theme of dance and disability and expands the perception of what dance can be.

Background material


  • Choreographyi Set and Reset (1983)

    Trisha Brown

  • Choreography Set and Reset / Reset

    Kombinasjon av originalen og Candocos danseres koreografi.

  • Dancers Set and Reset / Reset

    Ben Ash
    Megan Armishaw
    Ihsaan de Banya
    Joel Brown
    Olivia Edginton
    Anna Seymour
    Markéta Stránská

  • Direction Set and Reset / Reset (2021)

    Abigail Yager

  • Co-director Set and Reset / Reset (2021)

    Jamie Scott

  • Music Set and Reset / Reset

    Laurie Anderson (music used with kind permission from Canal Street Communications / Laurie Anderson Studio)

  • Scenography Set and Reset / Reset

    David Lock (based on the original design by Robert Rauschenberg in 1983)

  • Lighting design Set and Reset / Reset

    Chahine Yavroyan

  • Costume design Set and Reset / Reset

    Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE (based on the original design by Robert Rauschenberg in 1983)

  • Photo Set and reset / Reset

    Chantal Guevara

  • Music Set and Reset (1983)

    Laurie Anderson, Long Time No See

  • Visual design and costume Set and Reset (1983)

    Robert Rauschenberg

  • Lighting Set and Reset (1983)

    Beverly Emmons with Robert Rauschenberg

  • Original cast Set and Reset (1983)

    Trisha Brown
    Irene Hultman
    Eva Karczag
    Diane Madden
    Stephen Petronio
    Vicky Shick
    Randy Warshaw

  • Choreography Soft Shell

    Annie Hanauer

  • Dancers Soft Shell

    Ihsaan de Banya
    Anna Seymour
    Markéta Stránská
    Vanessa Abreu (guest artist)

  • Music Soft Shell

    Fran Lobo

  • Playwright Soft Shell

    Nicola Conibere

  • Design Soft Shell

    Shanti Freed

  • Lighting Designer Soft Shell

    PJ Davy

  • Choreography In Worlds Unknown

    Seke Chimutengwende

  • Dancers In Worlds Unknown

    Ben Ash
    Ihsaan de Banya
    Anna Seymour
    Markéta Stránská
    Vanessa Abreu (guest artist)

  • Writing direction In Worlds Unknown

    Eleanor Penny with text written by the Candoco dancers

  • Music In Words Unknown

    Jamie McCarthy

  • Lighting design In Words Unknown

    Marty Langthorn

  • Costume Design In Words Unknown

    Shanti Freed

  • Deaf Consultants In Worlds Unknown

    Sue MacLaine og Duffy

  • Creative captions In Worlds Unknown

    PJ Davy

  • Excecutive producer Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Nicky Napier

  • Artistic direction Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Charlotte Darbyshire

  • Production Manager Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Phil Webb

  • Senior Producer Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Georgia Kersh

  • Practice leader Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Sophie Arstall

  • Associate Producer Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Georgia Kingsman

  • Foto Soft Shell/In Worlds Unknown

    Camilla Greenwell

Arranged in cooperation with CODA Oslo International Dance festival.

The original 2011 resetting of Set and reset / Reset was commissioned by Dance Umbrella 2011
World premiere of Set and Reset: Autumn 1983, BAM, Opera House, Next Wave Festival. European Premiere: 20 October 1983, Montpellier and d’Avignon Festivals, La Chartreuse, France
Set and Reset / Reset is supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Soft Shell is supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
In Worlds Unknown er et bestillingsverk av Warwick Arts Center støttet av Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance