Expanding perceptions of dance
Candoco Dance Company website
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Candoco Dance Company website
Candoco (the can-do Co) are a world-leading professional dance company continually expanding perceptions of what dance can be.
They celebrate different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting them at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.
Candoco were founded by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and Adam Benjamin in 1991, the same year as Cog. It has always felt like we grew up at the same time. We’ve crossed paths many times but had never worked directly together until they approached us about a new online presence.
We chose to work with Cog to design and develop Candoco's new website because their approach felt thorough, collaborative and creative. Our experience working with the team has been exactly that.
Working through our process of Discovery, Design. Development and Deployment, we worked closely with both the executive team and directly with the performers.
We learned a lot about their pragmatic approach to accessibility. They are an internationally respected dance company, some of whom happen to have bodies that are traditionally seen on stage.
We had some specific requirements around accessibility and were looking to increase the sense of movement on the site, as well as making some major design changes to our previous identity. During a series of workshops and discussions with Candoco’s stakeholders and our audiences, Cog listened and evaluated to help us establish a strategy for the new site and clear brief for the design team.
Our brief was to bring the sense of movement and flow to the site, for the pages to represent the unique, sometimes challenging and often joyful nature of the work.
Through discussion, it quickly became clear that documenting the process of each new work would be vital to the company.
So the site is built around a hugely flexible template, allowing their team to add and edit pages as they move from concept to development, from rehearsal room to stage, from current tour to archived work, and every step along the way.
We add slick rollovers and transitions and made the most of the incredible photography and video commissioned by the company.
Everyone says that building a new website is really stressful but we knew we were in safe hands with Cog. We couldn’t be happier with the result and we have been very proud to share the site with our audiences and networks.
We loved (and continue to love) working with this incredible company. It is such a privilege to see them on stage and know that we are a small part of their team.