Unspoken Spoken

Film and TV

Unspoken Spoken

Unspoken Spoken, a captivating new film directed and choreographed by Fin Walker for Candoco Dance Company. The film has been released online on Candoco's website, YouTubeand Facebook platforms. Created and filmed with support from digital commissioning body The Space, Arts Council England and the BBC, the film seeks to raise awareness of Candoco’s work amongst a digital audience for the first time.

About the film

“The cookie-cutter shapes burst their banks. The floor turned into a river, the river into a dragon, the dragon spilt out of the classroom and lit up the sky.”

We exist within a world of rules. Rules we impose upon ourselves, rules others impose upon us. Sometimes they are unconscious, sometimes hidden, often unspoken. Angry, frustrated, confused, awake.

Why does it take so long to realise all these rules are here? Can we accept them? Should we? And what do we do now?

Fin Walker’s Unspoken Spoken for Candoco Dance Company exposes the potential that exists when we dare to challenge the rules. We encounter five characters, each with his or her own rules to question, to surrender to, to fight against.

A captivating story told through BSL, voice and movement, Unspoken Spoken is performed by a cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Some younger, some older, they ask us to look deeper, to explore our own boundaries.

What changes if we face up to what is holding us back?

There are three versions of the film – one full length or two shorter segments.

Unspoken Spoken - the full film (17-minutes)