The news from Cuba is that it’s hot – cloudy but 33. Candoco’s dancers and staff have all arrived safely and are ready to perform at Havana’s Teatro Miramar this Thursday 7 through Sunday 10 June. The Company is presenting Trisha Brown’s Set & Reset/Reset and Nigel Charnock’s Still as part of La Semana Británica – a week-long celebration of British culture in the Cuban capital.
Hopefully they’ll have a bit of time to soak up some sun in between shows before heading back to grey, rainy London because June in the UK is shaping up to be a total washout. We’ll all be vitamin D deficient by the end of 2012!
But if the Queen didn’t complain, then neither should I. Similarly armed with one’s steely expression and one’s umbrella, this morning I headed in to my 7th day in the office as Candoco’s new Communications Manager. Even though I’ve been familiar with the company for years, I’m still finding my way – navigating the database, meeting the dancers and getting to know my colleagues. A highlight has been having a nose through old photos of the company and learning more about its beginnings.
I’ve worked for a lot of dance organisations in my time (check out my biog if you want an official count!) and I find that each one works in a slightly different way. But I’m really enjoying my time here so far and trying to make the most of my fresh perspective before I inevitably become entrenched in the day to day. If you have any comments for me – specifically related to what you’d like to see Candoco doing on the social networking/digital content front – drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.