The company, founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold CBE 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. More recently, the company ran a 2-week residential dance training intensive for young disabled and non-disabled dancers supported by fashion retailer ASOS. In autumn 2019, the company premiered a new work, Hot Mess, by choreographer Theo Clinkard at Warwick Arts Centre, and completed a tour of the Caucasus.
This Christmas, we present a revolutionary new co-production with the Royal Opera at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House. Ben Wright and Jules Maxwell reimagine Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing for a cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers, singers and musicians.