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Candoco Dance Company Announces New Dancers

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Candoco Dance Company is pleased to announce Mickaella Dantas and Olivia Edginton have joined the permanent company. The new dancers will join Megan Armishaw, Joel Brown, Jason Mabana, Laura Patay and Toke Broni Strandby and will perform with the ensemble for the first time this Autumn when the company will tour a new work.

Mickaella Dantas is a Brazilian dancer who has been living in Portugal since 2011. She trained on Forum Dance's Program for Choreographic Composition. As a dancer, she has worked with Grupo Dançando com a Diferença, Candoco Dance Company at Unlimited Festival London 2012, Radar 360º, Carla Vendramin, Paulo Ribeiro and Clara Andermatt, with whom she has worked collaboratively since 2012. She performed as tap dancer in the Channel 4 short film We're Superhumans directed by DougAl Wilson for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Olivia Edginton is a dance artist originally from Edgworth, Lancashire, now based in London. She trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she graduated with a BA in Contemporary Dance (2015) and an MA in Dance Performance (2016). Olivia is a former member of Transitions Dance Company (2015/2016) where she collaborated and created work with Dog Kennel Hill Project, Theo Clinkard and Ederson Rodriguez Xavier. Amongst others, Olivia has worked with dance makers Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams and curatorial practice Panel with Ellen van Schuylenburch. Her solo work, atlas, was performed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts as part of interdisciplinary event Parallax 06 in 2015.

Olivia said "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of artists who share an innate interest in movement and staging art. I am excited to continue my dialogue with performance practice as a member of Candoco Dance Company."

Mickaella said - "It is a pleasure to be part of Candoco and join them on their journey"

Since 1991, Candoco Dance Company has created stimulating and challenging work with an inclusive company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Working with world-leading choreographers, Candoco aims to disrupt the genre, changing perceptions of what dance is and who can dance.


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