Presented By Candoco Dance Company

A Graceful Act of Stupidity

Part of Dancing City

4 & 5 September

Duration: 16 minutes

What to Expect: Speech free


Join our two flight attendants as they take you on a journey that slips seamlessly between the everyday and the poetic. Brace yourself for a playful, yet poignant flight in this beautiful duet for Candoco Dance Company from New Art Club’s Tom Roden. Danced with charm and cheek, the two performers interweave full-bodied dancing with spoken word, gesture and British Sign Language. 

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Site Access

Visit the Dancing City page for full site access information.

Show Access


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • BSL Interpreted
  • Audio Described
  • Easy Read Description Available – click here to download
  • Relaxed Introduction

Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.

Click here to download an Access Card for Deaf / Hard of Hearing Audience Members


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day. Visit our Access page for more information.

Content & Trigger Warnings: This show looks for humour and humanity in difficult times.

Where to find it

A Graceful Act of Stupidity will be performed as part of Dancing City at Wren Landing, Canary Wharf, E14 4QJ.

About the company

Candoco Dance Company is an internationally-renowned dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in 1991. The company is driven by the understanding that diversity is exciting, and dance is richer when different bodies and perspectives are part of its creation. Candoco exists to continually expand perceptions of what dance can be and who can do it.

Hugely diverse in the range of styles presented through its repertoire, the company’s past productions include pieces by Yasmeen Godder, Javier de Frutos, Lea Anderson, Arlene Phillips, Hetain Patel and Alexander Whitley. Candoco’s dancers were also the first to perform a contemporary piece alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s professionals on a much applauded results show in 2018. #whatdancecanbe.

Supported by

A Graceful Act of Stupidity is supported by British Council, Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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