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Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company are a leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016 with a programme of performances, special events, participation work and international touring. Founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker and Adam Benjamin, Candoco quickly grew into the first professional dance company of disabled and non-disabled artists in the UK.  Candoco’s current Artistic Co-Directors Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machado were appointed as Celeste’s successors in 2007 having danced with the company for seven and nine years respectively. They have taken Candoco from the Bird’s Nest in Beijing to the Olympic Stadium in London, performing at the handover ceremonies in 2008 and returning, alongside Coldplay, at the Paralympic Closing in 2012 and have commissioned works for the company from leading choreographers Emanuel Gat, Rachid Ouramdane, Wendy Houstoun and Javier de Frutos. Cando2 is Candoco’s youth performance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 13-25, providing young dancers with an opportunity to create high quality work.

The Charlie F Project

The Charlie F Project (UK) Ltd was formed in 2012 by producers Amanda Faber and Garry McQuinn to run the second tour of the play The Two Worlds of Charlie F by Owen Sheers.  The play focused on the actual experiences of injured soldiers and received  critical success. The second tour opened in Toronto before returning to the UK for a twelve week national tour. With over 125 performances the play was nominated for numerous awards. After the production Amanda Faber began taking cast members into schools to run workshops and to perform the play with huge success. The Education programme was itself nominated for an award and it has gone on to help create employment for numerous veterans who have now connected with the programme

Jemima Hoadley, Choreographer

Trained at Trinity Laban Dance Conservatoire in Dance Theatre.  In 2001 Jemima was awarded a Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship to choreograph her first work ‘ReMembering’ with Navtej Johar, which was commissioned by The British Council and toured India.  In 2004, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for her inclusive choreographic work in Quebec, Canada with Corpuscule Danse. Jemima is Director of Highfliers Dance Training Company for gifted and talented dancers with learning disabilities.   In 2013 she was commissioned by EPiC Arts to choreograph a duet for Liberty Festival. For Candoco she co-choreographed Running in the Dark with Dan Daw on CAT students at The Place in 2014 and made a new original work for Unlimited Project Armenia in 2015.

Welly O’Brien, Choreographer

Welly O’ Brien started training with Candoco Dance Company in 1998 after being awarded an apprenticeship funded by the Arts Council. In 2009, she understudied and toured with Candoco with works by Hofesh Shechter and Nigel Charnock. In 2012 she performed in Parallel Lines by Marc Brew and 12 by Clare Cunningham, which were specially commissioned for the Unlimited Festival in celebration of the Cultural Olympiad. Most recently, she performed in Trisha Brown’s Floor of The Forest Scarabeus’ Heartland, the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games and with La Fura dels Baus and Graeae in Prometheus Awakes
Imagination Please, Videography

Noémie T. J. Phillipson is as a videographer has played with dance and video for the last few years. She has also been driven by her curiosity towards war and conflict which has taken her several times to the Middle East to meet the stories in the flesh. She documented the creative process during the week long workshop, capturing the stories of the cast as they discovered the project and each other. A documentary will emerge to expose the creative process behind the public performance. Watch the 'Making Of’  trilogy, a glimpse into the rehearsals on the  Traces of War Youtube Playlist

Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Relations, Traces of War Curator 
Vivienne Jabri is a leading voice in developing understandings of war, violence, security, and conflict, drawing on critical, post structural, and feminist social and political theory. The author is widely published, with four monographs, two co-edited volumes, and a number of peer reviewed articles in leading International Relations journals, including European Journal of International Relations, International Theory, the Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and Security Dialogue, amongst others. Vivienne Jabri has served on the Economic and Social research Council’s professorial fellowships selection panel (2010); on the ORA Plus final assessors’ committee (2013), and on the Politics and International Studiessubject panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) of the UK’s Higher Education Funding Council. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals, International Political Sociology, the Journal of Global Security Studies, Security Dialogue, and Alternatives. Jabri’s most recent books include War and the Transformation of Global Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and The Postcolonial Subject (Routledge, 2013).


Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Traces of War Curator 
Cécile Bourne-Farrell is an independent curator who worked for the Musée d’Art Moderne Ville de la Paris (ARC) and for both public and private institutions in Africa, Asia and Europe. One of her recent projects was for Es Baluard Museu, Palma, Mallorca and she has been appointed curator of SUD triennale, Douala, Cameroon. She served the committee of the NMAC Foundation, Spain (2002-06) and since 2006 the curatorial delegation of L’appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco. She is currently working with M. Linman ( for the implementation of public projects for Fondation de France in the suburb of Saint Denis, Paris, and was the Fondation’s Spanish mediator for 5 years. See
Jayne Elizabeth Peake, Department of War Studies & Producer, Traces of War Dance Performance

Jayne joined the Department of War Studies in September 2008 as Events and Publicity Officer after having worked in Sales and Marketing for 5 years at Cambridge University Press. In 2012 she became Web and Communications Officer for the Department whist studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance  at Trinity Laban Dance Conservatiore. She co-ordinates the Arts & Conflict Hub at King's, a forum to explore the relationship between the arts and conflict, including visual arts, dance, music, theatre and film. Jayne is interested in the power of non-verbal communication, in particular through the medium of movement.  In 2015 she founded Community Dance Collective, NW5 Dance, where she teaches, choreographs and performs with a range of London based artists.

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