Tenome is a blind, humanoid creature who sees through eyes embedded into the palms of its hands. 

In this work EDIFICE Dance Theatre draws on the notion of ‘seeing’ through touch, flesh contact and intuition.Combining the flow of Contact Improvisation and the rhythms and dynamics of Ballroom, ‘Tenome’ invites you on a journey of discovery into the unknown.

​​Running time 70 minutes no interval

Performed at:

The Place, London

The Cockpit, London

St Marys In The Castle, Hastings

"Edifice is a new force to be reckoned with...keep your eyes peeled for their next tour dates."

Nicolas Kypriano

“EDIFICE Dance Theatre's accomplished choreographers Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn take us into a mythical smoky underworld of blind creatures, that skilfully uses light to explore each others' insect, skeletal-like bodies of thrust rib cages and sharp arms, thinly covered in nude cloth and eye-covered head pieces. An absorbing array of scenes with every moment wonderfully filled with intricate pas de deux and quartets to heart beating loud base that kicks off with ear splitting static. The four highly trained dancers further elevated the piece, beautifully melding the anonymous anatomical features with ballroom sequences infused with seamless contact that creates a continuous dialogue between their bodies.”   

Savannah Saunders

TENOME (Eyes on Hand) is supported by the Arts Council England and is a co-production with EDIFICE Dance Theatre, The Cockpit and St Mary in the Castle.​

Artistic Director & Dancer

Carmine De Amicis & Harriet Waghorn


Creative Producer

Beth Cinamon


Production team at The Cockpit

Dave Wybrow


Production team at St Marys In The Castle 

Sean Berkeley


Andre Kamienski, Carmine De Amicis

Fabio Dolce, Harriet Waghorn


Dominic James


Costume Designer

Anna Sances


Dramaturgical Advisor 

Lou Cope


Lighting Designer 

Sherry Coenen


Technical Consultant

Chris Lince

This is the first production under

the Cockpit Theatre Maker label 

 For info see www.thecockpit.org.uk/theatremaker.

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