News: Honour for Candoco's founder

Friday 5 January 2007

Can_do_Co’s Artistic Director, Celeste Dandeker was awarded an OBE on the New Year Honours List 2007 for her outstanding contribution to Dance. She received an MBE in 1997.

Early in her career as a dancer with London Contemporary Dance Theatre Celeste Dandeker had a paralysing fall on stage. She co-founded Candoco with Adam Benjamin in 1991 when the two were running workshops together. The company quickly grew into the first of its kind in the UK – a professional dance company specialising in the integration of disabled and non-disabled dancers.

She is about to retire as Artistic Director of Candoco.


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