Candoco Dance - Turning 20
Tuesday 2nd October at 7.45pm
The Brewhouse Theatre, Coal Orchard, Taunton
Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non disabled dancers is celebrating 20 years of bold and unexpected dance works.
Candoco Dance Company is travelling to the past, present and future to celebrate 20 years of bold and unexpected dance works.
From 1983 we have the restaging project 'Set and Reset/ Reset' between Trisha Brown Dance Company and Candoco. Originally choreographed on a cast of non-disabled dancers, Candoco adds its unique signature to this
unforgettable work, performed to a contagious song by Laurie Anderson. A new set design, based on Rauschenberg’s original version is reviving this old classic. !
Confronting us with the present is French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane. Combining strong visuals, by Artist and Designer La Bourette with atmospheric soundscapes by Jean Baptiste Julien, in this piece dancers confront their own human existence and bring current affairs to contemporary dance.
Finally, in a first for Candoco, Matthias Sperling shows what the future might hold in this stunning solo. This playful piece captures the uniqueness of one dancer on stage allowing the audience time to reflect and focus on every detail of the movement and the feelings that it evokes, providing a different experience when watching dance.
Renowned for exciting and inspiring their audiences, Candoco bring about
change in thinking about dance, about ability, about who is allowed ‘in’ and how we interact with and create our worlds. Candoco Dance Company is the contemporary dance company of disabled and non- disabled dancers. The company has won numerous awards over the and in 2008 they performed at the Beijing 2008/London 2012
Handover Ceremonies in front of 90,000 in the Bird’s Nest stadium to 1.6 billion TV viewers. More recently they have been awarded a commission for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project Unlimited and are working with disabled choreographers Marc Brew and Claire Cunningham on creating the work.
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