Two For C (2013)

Two for C indoor performance
‘Two for C’ photo by Pedro Machado

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.

The piece was commissioned by the Without Walls Consortium and is 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, DanceTabs

Production Credits

Created in 2013
Choreography & Design:
Javier de Frutos
Dancers: Kostas Papamatthaiakis and Rick Rodgers
Costume realisation: Kostas Papamatthaiakis and Rick Rodgers
Rehearsal Director: Mirjam Gurtner
Music: Lila Downs – Tirinenu TsitsikiCielo RojoPaloma Negra from the album Una Sangre


 Javier de Frutos

Javier de Frutos is an award winning director and choreographer. His work is in the repertoire of companies including Rambert Dance Company and The Royal Ballet among others. In 1999, his achievements were recognised in a South Bank Show special. In 2000 he became a fellow of The Arts Council of England, under which he conducted two years of research on the work of Tennessee Williams, culminating in a contemporary piece entitled Blue Roses which was performed at Sadler’s Wells. He choreographed Carousel for the Chichester Festival Theatre, the National Theatre’s production of Death and ther King’s Horseman and the acclaimed West End and touring production of Cabaret, for which he won the prestigious Olivier Award for ‘Best Theatre Choreographer’ in 2007. Javier’s film and TV credits includeThe Long Road to Mazatlan in collaboration with Issac Julien, which was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001. Javier is also credited with the movement direction for Mika’s music video We Are Golden and more recently the HBO drama Game of Thrones.