Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company, Face In by Yasmeen Godder
© Photo by: Hugo Glendinning, 2017
A photograph from Candoco Dance Company's Face In by Yasmeen Godder. It depicts three people on a stage;to the right of the stage, a woman appears suspended in the air, supported by a crutch in her right hand and another woman to her left. A man is crouching down on the floor to the left of the stage.
Candoco Dance Company, Hot Mess by Theo Clinkard
© Photo by: Stephen Wright Photography, 2019
A photograph from Candoco Dance Company's Hot Mess by Theo Clinkard. Multiple dancers on stage all moving in different ways. Focus of the image is one dancer as she strides confidently across the front of the stage.
Candoco Dance Company, A Graceful Act of Stupidity by Tom Roden
© Photo by: Chris Nash, 2019
A photography from Candoco Dance Company's A Graceful Act of Stupidity by Tom Roden. Two dancers dressed in blue flight attendant uniforms are set on a fake airport runway background. They seem to be running from an aeroplane.
Candoco is a world-leading professional dance company. Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, its bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. Candoco celebrates different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting the company at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.
Candoco offers workshops for professional and non-professional disabled and non-disabled dancers with tasks related to the company's current repertoire and more general workshops. In addition, the company can provide post-show talks around performances and encourages venues to hold touch tours for audio described performances. Each year, the company holds an International Lab for professional dancers and a number of Dancer Development Days.
“It’s always great to witness the buzz that choreographers get from working with Candoco. Throughout the company’s 27-year history there’s rarely been a work in which its mix of disabled and non-disabled dancers has felt like a limitation.” – The Guardian (Face In and Let’s Talk About Dis at Sadler’s Wells, 2018)
★★★★“…raucous, challenging and tender work” – The Guardian (Face In and Let’s Talk About Dis at Sadler’s Wells, 2018)
“a work that celebrates touch and joy and intimacy and abandon in a way that delights and challenges assumptions” – The Reviews Hub (Face In at The Lowry, 2017)
Candoco Dance Company - the trailer