In April 2015, Candoco contributed to ‘Rethinking Bodies’, a programme for participating students and teachers from AP University College, Antwerp, Duncan Centre Conservatory, Prague and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds.
Students and teachers came together in Antwerp for an intensive week exploring inclusive dance practice through lectures, debate, performances and workshops with Artists including Adam Benjamin, Goele Van Dijck, Jane Hackett and Nienke Reehorst.
Candoco dancers worked with students through practical workshops exploring current repertory from Thomas Hauert and Hetain Patel, linking to the performance students saw later in the week. Learning Producer Hannah Dye presented to students and teachers on Candoco’s artistic vision, core programme and ethos. Candoco dancers also worked with teachers from each training conservatoire; exploring adaptation & translation, skill building in an inclusive environment and a sharing of case studies.
Candoco then presented an interactive performance of Notturnino by Thomas Hauert and Let’s Talk About Dis by Hetain Patel; inviting the audience to discuss each work, ask questions and hear responses directly from the company.