Dance fever

7th October 2005 at 01:00
PICK OF THE MONTH: CANDOCO, UK dance tour starts in Aberdeen on October 18

Atmospheric new works In Praise of Folly and The Journey are being premiered in England and Scotland by CandoCo, the internationally renowned dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Renaissance art inspires the intimate imagery, haunting movements and disquieting music pervading In Praise of Folly, choreographed by Athina Vahla. The Journey, choreographed by Fin Walker of Walker Dance Park Music, takes the audience on a fast and furious pilgrimage through emotions.

See the double bill in Aberdeen, October 18; Leicester, November 24; Poole, February 15-16; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, May 5-6.

Dance enthusiasts in south London interested in integrated performance, could try Laban's Dance Ability classes, which include movement, play and creativity with live music. Open to five to 14-year-olds, including wheelchair users. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 4.30-5.30pm, for five to eight; 5.45-6.45pm for nine to 14. Fee: pound;1 per session; pound;2 family friends. CandoCo, tel: 020 7704 6845; www.candoco.co.uk. Laban, tel: 020 8691 8600; www.laban.org

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