Jo Royce, Charlotte Darbyshire, Kimberley Harvey. London
Fair Saturday Forum
Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company is a world-leading professional dance company that exists to continually expand perceptions of what dance can be and who can do it.
Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, its bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. The company celebrates different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting it at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.
The company, founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and Adam Benjamin, collaborates with some of the industry's most renowned choreographers and artists to create performance work that is presented at prestigious venues and festivals in the UK and internationally.
To find out more about Candoco, please visit www.candoco.co.uk.
Jo is Executive Director of Candoco Dance Company. Prior to joining Candoco, Jo was the Executive Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2016 – 2018. During her tenure, she worked with outgoing Artistic Director Christopher Haydon on his final season, and subsequently with new Artistic Director Ellen McDougall to deliver her first season, which included the hugely successful collaboration with English National Opera, Effigies of Wickedness.
Charlotte Darbyshire has been Artistic Director of Candoco Dance Company since May 2017. She is an independent artist with over 25 years’ experience of working in contemporary dance and specifically in somatic and inclusive practices as a performer, maker, teacher and director of two award-winning films.
Kimberley Harvey is a freelance dance artist, choreographer and teacher and is an Associate Artist with Candoco Dance Company. Being a Candoco Artist has included teaching for the company in a variety of contexts on a national and international basis, as well as performing in specific projects.