Claire Cunningham for Candoco Dance Company

Assistant Director and Mentor 

Candoco Dance Company present an evening of bold new dance featuring 12 disabled and non-disabled performers from China, the UK and Brazil.

With '12' Claire Cunningham invites us into a wondrous, imaginative world - a theatrical piece that plays with life's crutches. What holds us up? What supports us? When do they tip over from something you love to something darker? The result is a riotous piece full of childlike beauty and surreal humour.


This project is an Unlimited Commission for the Cultural Olympiad and was supported by The Brazilian Embassy.

"...We can simply watch and marvel"

The Guardian

"...Delicious and very funny"


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Photographs by Pedro Machado