Celebrating 25 years of cutting-edge dance / 1991 - 2016
25 years, 60 countries, 500 performances, 7500 workshops, 400000 people A collection of 25 stories
Story No. 25

Nudity, swearing and thunderous applause

The last of our 25 stories told by Fern Potter, Chair and longtime supporter of Candoco Dance ompany

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Story No. 24

Tales on tour

Candoco's previous Technical and Tour Managers share some of their fondest memories from their time on the road

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Story No. 23

Moving Bodies

From the Royal Navy to the dance studio ...

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Story No. 22

Curiosity and awareness

A single Candoco performance eleven years ago changed one artist’s approach to her work forever.

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Story No. 21

Once a Candocan

After almost two decades as part of Candoco, Artistic Co-Director Pedro Machado’s own personal journey is inextricably linked with that of the company.

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Story No. 20

The Independent Dancer: A Conversation with Tanja and her PA

Previous company dancer and now Candoco Artist, Tanja Erhart, discusses how having the support of Lou Hartman, her PA on tour, has provided her with independence.

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Story No. 19

The Chairman Dances

Kamran Mallick, Candoco Dance Company's Chair of Trustees, discusses what it is that makes Candoco an exceptional company to be a part of, and how it inspired the first dance at his wedding.

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Story No. 18

Remaining curious: choreographic research with Theo Clinkard

Candoco’s dancers were privileged to work with Theo Clinkard in May, and we are excited to have commissioned him to create a new piece on the company in 2019!

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Story No. 17

Dancing the world

In 25 years, Candoco has travelled to 60 countries across the world, 30 in partnership with the British Council. Gregory Nash, Director Arts for the British Council's wider Europe region explains the importance of Candoco's international work.

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Story No. 16

Candoco through the lens

Hugo Glendinning has worked with Candoco Dance Company for over two decades, shooting some of the company's most iconic images. Hugo's Story of his relationship with Candoco includes a personal selection of some of his favourite photos.

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Story No. 15

Pioneering programming: Isabella Spirig

Isabella Spirig, Artistic Director of the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps in Switzerland, tells us what convinced her to programme Candoco for the largest tour in Steps’ history

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Story No. 14

And The Show Goes On...

Candoco is delighted to have been programmed by the renowned Festival d'Automne à Paris for eight performances of Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On in Paris in December 2017.

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Story No. 13

Back when we began - In Conversation with Celeste Dandeker-Arnold and Siobhan Davies

Listen to the live podcast recording

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Story No. 12

Re-remembering. Re-imagining.

Luke Pell, former Head of Learning and curator of the In Dialogue series, shares the impact on his life of his many years of association with Candoco

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Story No. 11

Raw materials

Sue Smith, one of Candoco's first dancers, gives an intimate reflection on the importance of friendship and distinct artistic defiance that defined the formative days of the company.

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Story No. 10

No labels: dancing with Cando2

Previous Cando2 youth company member Finlay James and his mother Lorna discuss the impact of Finlay's involvement in Cando2 on his personal and professional development.

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Story No. 9

25 Christmas wishes

25 special Christmas messages recorded by various members of the company throughout December, featuring greetings in 9 European languages!

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Story No. 8

A printed history

A selection of 25 posters and programmes offers an insight into Candoco Dance Company's imagery across its 25 years of touring the globe.

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Story No. 7

On parallel tracks

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells, and patron of Candoco Dance Company, Alistair Spalding writes of his relationship with the company over the years

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Story No. 6

Encounters with Candoco

Armenian workshop participants Anush Smbatyan, Manuk Saghatelian, and Tamara Ydinyan tell us about their experiences working with Candoco

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Story No. 5

Back to school with Vicky Malin

It's that back to school time of year once again so we've dedicated our 5th story to learning

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Story No. 4

Crossing paths and finding new ones

We work with Artists all over the world, meet Edu O. from Brazil as he tells his Candoco story

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Little Laura in a yellow dress
Story No. 3

From 4-year-old fan to company dancer

Laura Patay knew she would become a dancer with Candoco, it was just a case of when

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Story No. 2

Our biggest gig yet

This story starts in Beijing in 2008 with rockets and crystals and 90,000 people in a Bird's Nest

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Story No. 1

The dancer I've become with Candoco

The story of how Candoco Artist and co-founder of Subtle Kraft Co., Kimberley Harvey, became a dancer with Candoco Dance Company

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Telling 25 stories in our 25th anniversary year

To celebrate our very special anniversary, we are sharing 25 stories from the last 25 years over the next 12 months

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