Two For C

By Javier de Frutos
Two for C is award-winning choreographer Javier de Frutos' (Cabaret and The Most Incredible Thing) newest work for Candoco.

Like de Frutos’ 2012 duet Studies for C, Two for C was also inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play Camino Real and explores a world in which a couple is trapped in a longstanding relationship, characterised by struggle and power play. Set to traditional Mexican Ranchera music, the performances take place in an intimate domestic world in which the use of Mexican wrestling masks suggests the deeper, darker forces at work.

Two for C is a prequel to Studies for C, set in the same space, but inhabited by two very different characters.

Commissioned by the Without Walls Consortium, the piece was intended to be performed in a variety of spaces – from outdoors at festivals to unconventional indoor venues including libraries, nightclubs, museums and galleries, as well as in traditional theatres.

…another addition to an unbroken line of successes from de Frutos
Graham Watts, Dance Tabs

Production details

Choreography & Design

Javier de Frutos

Rehearsal Director

Mirjam Gurtner

Costume Realisation

Kostas Papamatthaiakis and Rick Rodgers

Lighting Design

Andrej Gubanov


Lila Downs - Tirinenu Tsitsiki, Cielo Rojo, Paloma Negra from the album Una Sangre

Performed by

Kostas Papamatthaiakis and Rick Rodgers

Commissioned by

Without Walls Consortium



Running Time

15 minutes


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