Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, our bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. We celebrate different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting us at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.

The company, founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and Adam Benjamin, collaborates with some of the industry’s most renowned choreographers and artists. We create performance work that is presented at prestigious venues and festivals in the UK and internationally.

In 2018, Candoco created a sensation when it became the first contemporary dance company to appear on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, performing to over 10 million people. The company also ran a 2-week residential dance training intensive for young disabled and non-disabled dancers supported by fashion retailer ASOS.

In 2022, we have been touring a programme of work that includes Set and Reset/Reset, a Bessie Awarded reimaging of Trisha Brown’s seminal work, to venues including Tate Modern in London and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York; and have created two new short works with Seke Chimuntengwende and Annie Hanauer.

In 2022/2023, we toured ‘Last Shelter’ a work created during the lockdown in 2021, by Jeanine Durning and Jamaal Burkmar’s duet ‘I think we should start over’, in 2023.