performance & dance
performance & theatre

The Argonauts by Lost Dog & Candoco Dance Company

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

A dark, funny and surprising look at the effects of war, this dance theatre production from 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.

This world premiere is a new piece of dance theatre by director/choreographer Ben Duke of Lost Dog. Created in collaboration with Candoco Dance Company.

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

Commissioned by British Council.

This presentation is supported by Ukrainian Institute and Ukrainian Institute London.

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 65 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Wed 10 June 2020
      • 7:30 pm
    • Thu 11 June 2020
      • 7:30 pm


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £20
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£15, £20


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Event information
There is a post-show Q&A after the performance on Thursday 11 June.

Access information
All performances are captioned.

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