Candoco provides unique opportunities for disabled and non-disabled artists to participate in dance. In addition to providing support, we deliver tailored training for artists through our Teacher Training Intensives, International Labs, Dancer Development Days and Choreographic Hothouses. We also offer bespoke mentoring and consultancy programmes for artists and institutions and maintain a growing network of Candoco Artists who act as ambassadors of inclusive dance. Additionally, we strive to educate and engage artists, practitioners and the general public in discussion and debate about dance through our In Dialogue events.
Teacher Training Intensive
We deliver one Teacher Training Intensive in London each year, or we can bring the course to you. Our Teacher Training Intensive runs over three days and offers teachers insights and practical experience into inclusive teaching methods.
The last Teacher Training Intensive took place from Sat 27 to Monday 29 October 2012. You can download a case study from the programme here.
The ideas for me as a teacher just kept growing; I’ve got a lot of material to work with; practical solutions to different situations which might come up
Participant, TTI 2012
Our International Labs are intensive programmes for disabled and non-disabled artists from different cultures and disciplines to exchange ideas and methodology. The Lab is an opportunity to work with international choreographers to take risks, test new ideas and share practice facilitated and creatively informed by Candoco. Participants can expect an approach to integrated dance that is unexpected, challenging and enriching.
Our 2013 Summer Lab, entitled Creating in the Moment, will take place from Sunday 4 to Saturday 10 August at Live at LICA (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts). The Lab is led by acclaimed choreographer Anouk Llaurens and Candoco’s dancers, with 15 selected participants joining 10 Candoco dancers and guest artists. To find out more and to apply download the Information Sheet and Application Form.
Dancer Development Day
Candoco is always looking to meet and keep in touch with disabled and non-disabled dancers who wish to develop their creative potential. Our Dancer Development Days give artists the opportunity to introduce themselves to the company, to undertake creative research and participate in choreographic exchange with other artists.
Our last Dancer Development Day was in November 2012.
Candoco regularly hosts events that are opportunities for artists and guests to develop creative practices, where they are given access to Candoco choreographers and invited to engage in dialogue about inclusive arts and training.
For more information on any of our Artists’ Learning programmes, please contact our Learning Manager Hannah Dye and please continue to check our Events and Performances pages for upcoming opportunities.