What is art? Who is, or isn’t, an artist? Who does art belong to?
When presented with a plinth on which to perform their “art”, ConfiCo find themselves on a journey of discovery driven by these core questions. Through a series of solo performances, four dancers become careful curators of art themselves - inspired by Folkestone’s very own Banksy - “Art Buff” - and enduring debates about how, and who, views and engages with art.
This work is supported by Arts Council England National Lottery and Quarterhouse, and is part of a professional residency delivered by Confidance.
“ Bloody marvellous! Gorgeous dancers performing with warmth, wit and wonderfulness! Thank you so much - you cheered the world.”
In Limbo was created in response to the national lockdown of Summer 2020. Whilst the nation was told to isolate, ConfiCo reconnected online. The work celebrates the tenacity, integrity and creativity of our dancers, who co-created the work in a very different (dance) world. A piece that embodies joy, play and connectedness whilst the world found itself...in limbo.
‘Such an awesome film. Loved it’
To isolate. To articulate. To share.
JOiNT is a dance show about being on your own and being together, and how these different ways of being make you feel.
A playful and curious contemporary dance show exploring the interplay between individuality, commonality and the body’s facility. JOiNT is a celebration of the collective.
‘Mesmerising, Quirky, Hopeful’
CREATE Festival, Ashford
ConfiCo sharing of JOiNT as part of their training residency, supported by Arts Council England and Quarterhouse, Folkestone.
Confidance engaged the local audience in a creative choreographic community experience!
“This was so much fun and it was great to dance with new people! I really felt part of the dance!”
Building Dance Democracy; An inclusive dance model for society
ConfiCo sharing of JOiNT in R&D, with an introduction from Artistic Director Jo Frater about her methodology and ethos. Watch the full performance by clicking here.
Clothes Swap, Folkestone Living Advent Calendar, Folkestone
A site sympathetic choreography commissioned by Folkestone Living Advent Calendar. ConfiCo were invited to create a work inspired by the wonderful Bounce Vintage Clothing. Dressing Rooms, Christmas jumpers, coats, scarves and hats and a healthy serving of chaos! What could possibly go wrong?
Take A Dip
A vibrant pop-up performance celebrating public art.
Inspired by Rana Begum's Triennial artwork No.1054 Arpeggio and Folkestone's colourful seafront, ConfiCo connected people with their local arts community through a site-specific performance presented as part of Folkestone Fringe SUBPLOT.
"Door 13 was absolutely incredible. It was so brilliant and important that the performance included professional dancers with disabilities. It sends such a strong message of equality and valuing all people. This kind of thing really changes people's opinions and expectations for the better.”