It is the job of our Artistic Co-Directors to scour the planet for choreographers who could make our next production. Sometimes collaborations are planned many years in advance, at other times there is a fortuitous meeting at the right time and place.
When we commission choreographers we look for someone who shows an interest in exploring movement, investing in the dancers’ movements and challenging them further. We are interested in work that reveals something about the people on stage; that brings out the human. It is important to us that you see the dancers through the choreography. We believe this combination of a choreographer’s vision and dancers’ input captures a form of collaboration that sits at the heart of Candoco.
This means that when audiences come to see Candoco, they know they can expect distinctive and high quality performance but the work will most likely be very different to anything they have seen the company perform before.