Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company

Charity information

Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company is a leading professional company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. We create excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability, and place people and collaboration at the heart of our work.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    We are curious about what dance can be, how we can provide new ways into dance and how our company of disabled and non-disabled dancers can change and reimagine perceptions of ability.

    We deliberately choose artists with a variety of approaches to choreography so that the works remain fresh, bold and unexpected. We want to present choreographers who question their own practice and engage with pushing the boundaries of the art form and how it is presented on stage. Candoco provides the audience with a journey through contemporary dance, pioneered, re-interpreted and presented through our own particular lens.

    These ambitions are driven by an understanding that diversity is inherently exciting and most likely to lead to the next great idea. We want to continue pushing our own and others’ ambitions for what disabled dancers can do and involve as many talented artists as we can on this journey. This commitment puts learning at the heart of everything we do – as we must ensure there is room for different bodies, perspectives and experiences within dance.

    All our work, from performances by our professional and youth companies, to our workshops, regular classes, intensives and training modules, seeks to make a long term change in the vibrancy of dance and the range of dancers you see on stage.

  • Aims

    Candoco Dance Company aims to:

    • Present cutting-edge work by internationally renowned choreographers that pushes the boundaries of what dance is and who gets to do it
    • Develop the next generation of disabled and non-disabled dancers - from developing professional artists through to offering opportunities for people to experience contemporary dance for the first time
    • Develop new audiences by touring throughout the UK and internationally and through our digital platforms
    • Engage more people in Candoco's work through ambitious engagement and outreach programmes in the local community and beyond
  • Overview

    Established: February 1994

    Registered Charity Number: 1040524

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 020 7704 6845

    Address: 2T Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP

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