Studies for C

Candoco Dance Company


Choreographed by award-winning choreographer Javier de Frutos, Studies for C is inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play Camino Real and set to traditional Mexican Ranchera music by Lila Downs.

The first duet shows a man and woman who have probably lived together far too long, they start to move like each other, be like each other and yet they can’t be with or without each other.

The newly commissioned sequel shows two people entering this world the couple has now left behind and we invite Javier de Frutos to imagine what happens to two, very different people when they enter this world.

About Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company is the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. We create excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability, and place people and collaboration at the heart.

Celeste Dandeker and Adam Benjamin founded Candoco in 1991 by taking a giant leap into the unknown, showing that disability is not and should not be perceived as a disadvantage. They made a commitment to quality, inclusivity and collaboration, which has made Candoco the world leader it is today and our artists the role models for new generations of dance artists.

Production Credits:

Javier de Frutos

Costume Design
Javier de Frutos and dancers

Lighting Design
Javier de Frutos and Andrej Gubanov

Lila Downs – Yanahuari Nin, La Bamba, La Cucaracha from the album and Una Sangre Yunu Yucu Ninu and Pobre Changuita from the album La Sandunga

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Commissioned by Without Walls