Dedicated to...

Dedicated Caroline Bowditch. Photography by Brian Hartley, 2017

Candoco Dance Company met Caroline Bowditch way back in 1996 when Candoco made its first visit to Australia. It marked Caroline's first experience of contact improvisation and, in her own words, “landed me in my skin for the first time in my life”.

Since then Caroline has choreographed/performed work as girl jonah with Fiona Wright, created her own work Proband (2007) after being awarded a Wellcome Trust Arts Grant and co-created NQR and the Long and the Short of it as Scottish Dance Theatre’s Dance Agent for Change (2008-2012). In 2012, Caroline created Leaving Limbo Landing for the Cultural Olympiad and in 2014 created Falling in Love with Frida, which was awarded a prestigious Herald Angel award, and continues to tour locally and internationally. She was recently commissioned, by Unlimited and the Northern Festivals Network, to create and tour The Adventures of Snigel.

Dedicated to women, to love, to life, to friendship. In her new work for Candoco, Caroline Bowditch reveals the extraordinary bonds we make throughout our lives. Dedicated to… is a touching portrayal of female strength, support and friendship. The duet explores how people come in and out of our lives, how friendships evolve and adapt and how they can shape who we are.

Dedicated to... will be touring Spring/Summer 2018, more details to follow.

Production Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Concept, Choreography & Direction: Caroline Bowditch
  • Designer: Laura Hook
  • Composer: Zac Scott (
  • Dancers: Welly O’Brien and Victoria Fox