Sarah Vaughan-Jones

Filmmaker & Editor


Cuckoo is a Co-Creation by Charlotte Derbyshire, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Welly O’Brien and Sarah Vaughan-Jones.

Time is passing. That, we can rely on. Time flies, drags, suspends. Time heals, wears us down. We waste time, chase time, cherish time. It leaves its mark.

Cuckoo is a new visually striking and playful dance film from Candoco Dance Company, inspired by a bespoke prosthetic leg created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata of The Alternative Limb Project, for dancer Welly O’Brien. This unique limb is carved from cherry wood and features a working cuckoo clock and pendulum.

This short choreography for camera is a reflection on our changing experience of time passing, set to a poetic musical score by Jules Maxwell, and striking videography by Sarah Vaughan-Jones.  Cuckoo is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Candoco Dance Company and made in collaboration with The Alternative Limb Project.