The group is working closely with Candoco Dance Company staff to help shape our youth programme by sharing their creative ideas, opinions and experiences, based on their engagement in Cando2. Through an annual programme of workshops, meetings, performance visits and other activities, they will also develop skills in networking, marketing and communications, programming, event co-ordination, public speaking and project planning. We also aim to offer Advisory Group members opportunities and progression routes related to their areas of interest.
The Youth Advisory Group had their first 2017 meeting at the Victoria and Albert Museum. They had a specialised guided tour, followed by a thought-provoking discussion about Cando2's future in the Director's Boardroom.
In June 2016, the Youth Advisory Group produced their own performance event, In the Mix; A Cando2 Cabaret at Greenwich Dance. They designed the focus of the event, line up for the evening, implemented a marketing strategy and event managed the performance day.
I have loved being able to contribute to discussions with the production and marketing team and see how the group’s ideas are brought to life.
Susanna on producing In the Mix; A Cando2 Cabaret.
Read blogs written by our Youth Advisory Group members in the run up to In the Mix:
Surrealist paintings and opera singing – a sneak peek into Cando2 rehearsals by Susanna Dye
22 days and counting by Ella Mattalia
This short film by David McCormick captures what was an immensely fun and entertaining evening…