An overseas dance company has been invited to enrich the dance experiences of people with disabilities in special needs schools and organizations.
Seasoned performers from UK-based Candoco Dance Company have been invited to share and explore the possibilities of contemporary dance with Hong Kong dancers from a range of abilities and backgrounds.
About Candoco Dance Company
A renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in the UK in 1991. Candoco Dance Company produces excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability, placing people and collaboration at the heart of their work.
Artists-in-Residence Programme Timeline
20 – 23 January 2019 First Phase Led by Candoco Dance Company (8 workshops)
February to March 2019 Meetings Led by Local Artist (4 Sessions)
20 – 29 March 2019 Second Phase Led by Candoco Dance Company (Rehearsals)
30 March 2019 Showcase Performance
About the Showcase Performance
This new dance performance will be choreographed by Candoco Artists Sarah Blanc and Welly O’Brien, in collaboration with the dancers, during an intensive residency in March 2019. The work will feature a cast of local disabled and non-disabled dancers. During the residency, the dancers will have the chance to build their contemporary dance and performance skills in an inclusive environment and perform in a unique evening of inclusive work.
Alongside the new dance piece, Candoco Dance Company presents Dedicated to…, a 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.
Date: 30/3/2019 (Sat)
Time: 3 pm (Open Dress Rehearsal)
8 pm (Showcase Performance)
Venue: Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
Tikcet Price: Free. Registration required (first-come, first-served basis).