About Studies for C

Candoco Dance Company performed the stunning duet, Studies for C by award-winning choreographer Javier de Frutos in March 2016. Taking inspiration from the Tennessee Williams’ play Camino Real and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Studies for C, depicts a couple trapped in a stagnating relationship, unable to escape the domestic world they inhabit because their reliance on each other has become so strong.

Mexican wrestling masks and ranchera music by Lila Downs underpinned the emotional powerplay of the dance. The costumes, designed by de Frutos, feature the writings of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who famously said ‘I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.’

Duration: 15 minutes 

India schedule of shows

The Company performed in three cities: Chennai, Kolkata and the final show in New Delhi.


Date City Venue
22 March, 2016 Chennai SPACES, 1, 5th Avenue
26 March, 2016 Kolkata Satyajit Ray Auditorium
30 March, 2016 Delhi British Council

The dancers in Studies for C

Dan Daw: Click here to know more about Dan

Mirjam Gurtner: Click here to know more about Mirjam 


Choreographer: Javier de Frutos

Lighting & Design: Javier de Frutos

Lighting Technician: Christopher Nairne 

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


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Know more about Candoco Dance Company:

Candoco Dance Company is the leading, contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers in the UK.

At the heart of our work are our national and international productions, created by world class choreographers for audiences to enjoy. Alongside these, through our learning projects and activities we provide access to the highest quality of work for people participating in contemporary dance for pure enjoyment, or as part of a developing career.

We are a passionate, dedicated team of people and we want to show you what dance can be, and who can dance.



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