Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Theatre
Dates: Apr. 20, 2012-Apr. 21, 2012
Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, is celebrating 20 years of bold and exciting dance work, featuring an international cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Candoco was in Beijing in 2008 representing Britain in the Olympic and Paralympic handover ceremonies to London 2012.
The first piece Parallel Lines is a work by Marc Brew, commissioned for Unlimited, a project part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad that will take place in London this summer. For this special commission the company invited dancers from China and Brazil, establishing a link between previous and future Olympic host nations. The second piece called Set and Reset/Reset is by Trisha Brown, a restaging of one of dance's iconic pieces.
Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company is the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in 1991.
Candoco produces excellent work that excites and inspires audiences. The Company's pioneering approach to working with disabled and non-disabled dancers changes perceptions of dance and ability, and addresses who is allowed ‘in’ and how we interact with and create our worlds.
Candoco commissions productions created by world-class choreographers for national and international touring and deliver an extensive learning and development programme to provide broad access to the highest quality of dance. The Company has won numerous awards over the years.
Parallel Lines Choreography: Marc Brew
It's a new work for 12 dancers, commissioned for Unlimited a project of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It draws lines across the globe connecting past, current and future Olympic host cities. Parallel Lines can be an emotional piece to watch. It is a stylish work that explores similarities and differences between people and cultures.
Set and Reset/Reset Choreography: Trisha Brown
Set and Reset/Reset,a restaging project by Trisha Brown Dance Company with Candocois set to a contagious Laurie Anderson score and uses Brown's original, playful choreography to revive one of dances iconic pieces. This is the first time that disabled dancers perform a work created originally for an exclusively non-disabled cast, confirming Candoco's pioneering spirit. The piece is full of playful and intricate moments.