Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company return to the New Theatre Royal on Thursday 20 May at 7.30pm with three new works that show the richness, beauty and diversity of contemporary dance in one evening.

Renowned for exciting and inspiring their audiences, Candoco make us all rethink what dance is and who can dance. With their adventurous and personal performance style they connect with us and trigger different emotions that make us think about life with its twists and turns, ups and downs.

For this programme, entitled Renditions, Candoco has worked with three international choreographers. Acclaimed dance and theatre artist and founding DV8 member Wendy Houstoun combines movement with text and meaning with humour. Award winning choreographer Emanuel Gat delights with his attention to detail to create a beautiful, fluid sextet. Whilst Manchester born Sarah Michelson is known across the Atlantic for her quirky take on our time, resulting in an unprecedented three New York ‘Bessie’ Dance Awards. Her style draws on the traditions and conventions of dance making yet adding a fresh, often unpredictable take. Set against a cinematic original sound score this is Candoco as you’ve never seen before.

Candoco Dance Company is the contemporary dance company of disabled and non- disabled dancers. Over the last 16 years numerous awards include the Critics’ Circle De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance (2007) 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.

Free Q & A with the company following the performance.

Tickets cost £9 – £13 (£6 – £11 concessions) from the box office on 023 9264 9000 or online at www.newtheatreroyal.com.


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