Candoco Dance Company

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Candoco Dance Company is a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. It creates experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of what dance can be.

Candoco commissions world-class choreographers to make work for its international company of dancers. It performs in middle-to large-scale theatres with its repertoire, at outdoor festivals and unusual spaces with its duets, and delivers workshops, residencies and masterclasses that aim to remove barriers to dance and art, and to provide excellent artistic training and teaching for all.

In the press

“…the sheer joy of movement shines through” The Stage

“Powerful and joyful” **** The Stage

“A joy to watch” **** The Sunday Times


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  • Contact for touring

    Marianne Mogendorff – main company touring
    Saphia Bishop – Duet touring
    Ellie Douglas-Allan – Learning projects

Current productions

Alexander Whitley - Beheld

Sadler’s Wells New Wave Artist, Alexander Whitley creates visually striking dance pieces, which incorporate sinuous and expressive movement articulations. Beheld is a 30 minute piece of lithe and layered movement and fabric using music by composer Nils Frahm.

Available from Summer 2017.

Arlene Philips - You and I Know

Set to a pop soundtrack and drawing on a variety of dance genres, You and I Know is a potent and emotive exploration of how we fall in and out of love over and over again, often with the same person.

(15 minutes)

Eun-Me Ahn (Currently untitled)

PyeongChang Cultural Olympiad and the British Council have commissioned Eun-Me Ahn to create a new piece with Candoco for the Winter Paralympics and UK/Korea 2017-18 season. Premiering in Seoul on 17 March 2018, it will then be available for touring.

(Approx 30 minutes)

A new commission available from April 2018. 

Hetain Patel – Let’s Talk About Dis

Let’s Talk About Dis created by visual artist Hetain Patel explores what makes us who we are, encouraging audiences to think beyond surface appearances and to examine our potential for absurd political correctness.

(30 minutes)

Available from Summer 2017.

Javier de Frutos - Studies for C

Studies for C takes inspiration from Tennessee Williams’ play Camino Real and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, to depict a couple trapped in a stagnating relationship, unable to escape their reliance on each other. Mexican wrestling masks and ranchera music by Lila Downs underpin the emotional powerplay of the dance.

(16 minutes)

Available from Summer 2017.

Trisha Brown restaging project - Set and Reset/Reset

Working with former Trisha Brown Dance Company member Abigail Yager, Candoco Dance Company dancers re-stage a version of this iconic piece undergoing the same extensive improvisation process and set of instructions that Brown gave to her Company in 1983.

(25 minutes)

Available as a restaging project only. 

Yasmeen Godder (Currently untitled)

Yasmeen Godder is an Israeli choreographer who makes work that is seductive, disturbing, potent and personal. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center Festival, Tokyo International Festival, Sydney Opera House and Montpelier Dance Festival.

(Approx 30 minutes)

A new commission available from April 2018.