Muster: A bold exercise in dance creation

The power of diversity in dance to bring people together and drive new creative possibilities.

An exciting project saw Candoco’s youth company, Cando2, students from Caldicott School and ex-servicemen and women from the cast of the award winning West End show, The Two Worlds of Charlie F by Owen Sheers and Soldiers' Arts Academy c.i.c, come together to form a unique partnership.

Diverse in age, gender, disability and dance experience, the collaboration sought to empower, celebrate and unite a broad range of individuals with a shared passion for dance and dance making.

Bringing their expert approach to inclusive dance practice, Candoco Artists, Kimberley Harvey and Charlotte Darbyshire, led a week of intensive making, exploring the creativity, physicality and identity of each dancer through a range of choreographic tasks.

Culminating in a new dance work, Muster challenged audiences to question their own preconceptions whilst performers built confidence and a sense of belonging within a professional artistic environment.

Muster was produced by Candoco Dance Company, Caldicott School’s Head of Drama Johanna Duncan and Theatre Producer

Amanda Faber.

Watch the making of Muster filmed and produced by Caldicott School here