Dance is a powerful medium through which to explore experience and emotion, and this was eloquently demonstrated in three new pieces of work at The Courtyard this week, the last date on a short UK tour.

Outlands, a triple bill of work by female choreographers was commissioned as part of 2Faced Dance Company's The BENCH and The BENCH India project.

All three pieces were, at their core, about identity - Ronita Mookerji's frantic and unsettling Who? an exploration of the frustrations of being a woman in a male-dominated society and Hemabharathy Palani's Yashti a beautifully mesmerising piece that effortlessly combines elements of traditional Bharatanatyam dance with contemporary movement to offer both a contrast and a progression as she explores alternative ways of being a woman in India.

Between the two pieces was It's Not Over Yet, created and performed by Emma Jayne Park, hard-hitting and hard to watch, dealing as it does with a personal experience of having cancer. Emma was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma two years ago, and It's Not Over Yet is an eloquent account of her journey through the disease - the hair loss, the medication, the endless cycle of treatment and the need to reassure those around her, the optimism essential to getting through - all powerfully conveyed through a piece of seated dance unlike anything else you're likely to see on stage. The whole programme was challenging, hypnotic and thought-provoking - more please.