GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Presented By Candoco Dance Company & Jamaal Burkmar

I think we should start over

9 & 10 September | 1pm & 4pm | Canary Wharf

Duration: 15 mins

What to Expect: Dance

Free

This duet from Britain’s leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, explores the complexity of relationships, by translating patterns of communication from podcasts and audio recordings into graceful movement and expressive gestures. 

More information on I Think We Should Start Over

Site Access

All shows in Dancing City are free to attend. Just show up.
Assistance Dogs Welcome

Level Access

There is level access to all Dancing City show locations.
Some sites are accessed via public lifts.

Access Viewing areas

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users and various seating options will be available at each performance site.

Distances between shows

The festival site is across the Canary Warf Estate. Performance sites are 5-15 minutes away from each other. Each site has multiple performances throughout the day. Check the map and brochure to plan your route.

Quiet Space and Access Areas

There will be a covered Quiet Space available. The Access Area will have volunteers and staff available for access information throughout the day.

Assisted Access Routes

On Sunday 10th September GDIF volunteers will guide audiences on the following access routes:

1)BSL/Captioned/Speech Free performances
2)Audio Described performances
3)Performances with Easy Read available

Meet at 12.30pm Outside Canary Wharf Underground w3w.co/dangerously.wool.tells

Accessible Toilets

All these locations have accessible facilities. The accessible toilets in Canada Place and Churchill Place have changing places hoist facilities.

・Cabot Place, Mall Level -1, near City of London Drycleaners & Leon
・Canada Place, Mall Level -1, at the end of the corridor opposite Robert Dyas * Changing Places
・Churchill Place, Mall Level -1, behind James Shoe Care * Changing Places
・Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1, adjacent to Seoul Bird
・Crossrail Place, Mall Level -3 via lift adjacent to the Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar

Blue badge parking 

・Cabot Square Car Park
・Canada Square Car Park
・Jubilee Place Car Park
・Westferry Circus Car Park

Access drop-off point

Canary Riverside

Contact 

For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935
For other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]

Show Access

Captioning via transcript is available for every performance.

Digital Audio Description is available daily for every performance. The sound file can be downloaded below or via a QR code on-site. Please bring your phone, earphones, and charging pack if you may need to charge your phone.

Easy Read Visual Guide

Part of guided routes on Sunday, 10th September

Digital access resources can be downloaded below or via a QR code on-site. Volunteers will be available for support.

Credits

Performance by: Candoco Dance CompanyChoreographed by: Jamaal Burkmar
Co-created and performed by: Maiya Leeke and Caroline Lofthouse
Supported by: Without Walls
Commissioned by: Brighton FestivalPhotographed by: Camilla GreenwellAudio Described by: Elaine Lillian Joseph from SoundScribeAudio Description Consultancy: QuiplashDeaf Consultancy: Duffy

 

Cancodo Dance Company are a world-leading professional dance company continually expanding perceptions of what dance can be.
Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, our bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. They celebrate different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting them at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.

The company, founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and Adam Benjamin, collaborates with some of the industry’s most renowned choreographers and artists. They create performance work that is presented at prestigious venues and festivals in the UK and internationally.

In 2018, Candoco created a sensation when it became the first contemporary dance company to appear on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, performing to over 10 million people. More recently, the company ran a 2-week residential dance training intensive for young disabled and non-disabled dancers supported by fashion retailer ASOS. In autumn 2019, the company premiered a new work, Hot Mess, by choreographer Theo Clinkard at Warwick Arts Centre, and completed a tour of the Caucasus.

Supported by

I Think We Should Start Over at GDIF 2023 is supported by Canary Wharf Group, Without Walls and Arts Council England.

Where to find it

Wren Landing, E14 4QS 

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