During the Covid19 worldwide lockdown, Ben Duke, Jemima Hoadley and Welly O’Brien remotely directed and cut a short film of the Argonauts dancers in their home countries, spanning Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.
The Argonauts was created by Ben Duke from Lost Dog and Jemima Hoadley and Welly O’Brien from Candoco Dance Company.
It premiered in Tbilisi, and then toured the South Caucasus. The Argonauts was going to come to London’s Southbank Centre and be part of LIFT 2020…It didn’t happen.
This film is not the show.
Instead, it is a glimpse of the Argonauts in their home countries and a way of marking what should have been.
It was going to be unforgettable.
Thank you to all involved. We are unable to name The Argonauts individually. But each and everyone one of them was vital to the project and we honour their input. You know who you are. Thank you.