@escvideo: Guided by the artist: Cuckoo

©escvideo Guided by the artist: Cuckoo by The Alternative Limb Project




Cuckoo is a contemporary and timeless piece carved from cherry wood and features aworking cuckoo clock, bell and pendulum. This work has been made for dancer Welly O’ Brien and is central to a visually striking and playful film from Candoco Dance Company for Sadler’s Wells digital stage.


  • Englisch


bespoke Alternative Limb:

concept and design by Sophie de Oliveira

Wood carver and design input – Sam Rudman

Prosthetist – Chris Parsons

Electronics – Rory Thompson

With thanks to John Downie and Bill Bruce

This film is a co-creation.

Co-directed by Charlotte Darbyshire and Sophie de Oliveira Barata

Dancer – Welly O’Brien

Filmmaker and Editor – Sarah Vaughan-Jones

Composer – Jules Maxwell Production Manager – Phil Webb

Producer – Ellie Douglas-Allan

Audio Description – Caroline Burn

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Candoco Dance Company

  • 2022