A Graceful Act of Stupidity

Category: Show

Join our two flight attendants as they take you on a journey that slips seamlessly between the everyday and the poetic. Brace yourself for a playful, yet poignant ride on this most unusual aeroplane, fast-propelling you towards the inevitable from Tom Roden.
Building on our repertoire of duets, Candoco collaborates with New Art Club’s Tom Roden. Tom Roden draws on his experience across art-form as theatre-maker, comedian, choreographer and dancer in his beautiful new duet for Candoco. This is a piece that promises to make us laugh a lot and maybe even shed a tear too. In his guise as comedian, Tom is particularly keen to play with archetypes – he enjoys usurping people’s expectations and encouraging audiences to question the way they perceive the world.

Danced with charm and cheek, the two performers interweave delicious full-bodied dancing with spoken word, gestural detail and British Sign Language.

This masterful choreography is a microcosm of joy and pathos.

A Graceful Act of Stupidity is your entire life in a moment. It’s time to check-in.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2019
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Performance area: 10m x 10m
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 15 mins
  • Number. of people on road: 3
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: BSL / sign-language interpretation
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Other
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages