Hot Mess

 

For Candoco Dance Company

Hot Mess is an unpredictable and anarchic performance set to a pounding, eclectic score by the award-winning Joe Newman of Alt-J.

 

Led by Theo’s exploration of ‘consciously unknowing’ as a vital creative source, Candoco’s phenomenal dancers fearlessly embrace spontaneity and uncertainty as they navigate an environment that is constantly in flux.

 

Drawing upon a manifesto (see below) art installation meets dance piece in this explosive new work by the company that continues to expand perceptions of what dance can be.

Hot Mess. a Manifesto

Rejecting:

 

the stable

the fixed

the polished

the repeatable

the product

the heroic

the known

the formal

the ordered

the absolute

the resilient

the known

Celebrating:

 

the unformed

the unknown

the potential

the collaborative

the unplanned

the process

the unexpected

the failure

the queer

the precarious

the disobedient

the messy

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Concept, direction & stage design: Theo Clinkard

Realisation & performance: The dancers

Artistic collaboration: Leah Marojević

Composer: Joe Newman

Lighting design: Jackie Shemesh

Costume & sculpture design: Rike Zöllner

Music production: Adam Connor + Charlie Andrew

Costume assistant: Nina Genre

Stephen Wright