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  • WORLD PREMIERE 10 – 11 June

    Southbank Centre

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    Southbank Centre in association with LIFT 2020 presents           A Candoco Dance Company & Lost Dog co-production

    A dark, funny and surprising look at the effects of war, this dance theatre production from director/choreographer Ben Duke, reimagines the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece.

    Told by a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine, The Argonauts explores the temptation for revenge and how we build our individual and national identities through the stories we tell.

    Crossing languages, genres and cultures, the performers’ retelling of this story of heroic stupidity and doomed love is interrupted by the more contemporary concerns of this particular cast. Their stories of occupation, discrimination, injustice and joy disrupt this familiar tale. We watch as they construct a new version of an old story, in which the mythical and the mundane overlap.

    To view LIFT 2020 Digital Brochure click here

    Lost Dog/Candoco (UK/Armenia/Azerbaijan/Georgia/Ukraine)

    PERFORMANCE INFO:

    Wed 10 June & Thu 11 June
    7.30pm
    Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Tickets £15 – £20*
    Age 12+

    This show will be captioned

    *Transaction fees apply: £3.50 online; £4 over the phone. No transaction fees for in-person bookings, Southbank Centre Members and Supporters Circles.

     

    Commissioned by British Council. This presentation is supported by Ukrainian Institute and Ukrainian Institute London.

    ‘THE RESULT OF A SIX YEAR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME LED BY CANDOCO IN THE CAUCASUS, THIS PIECE BY BEN DUKE OF LOST DOG IS AN EPIC POEM. THE DEFT WEAVING OF MYTH, RECENT POLITICAL HISTORY AND PERSONAL NARRATIVE IS MAGIC.’

    Charlotte Darbyshire, Artistic Director, Candoco Dance Company