Posted: Sat 2nd Mar 2019

The National Dance Company Wales triple bill of new contemporary dance comes to Theatr Clwyd

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The National Dance Company Wales quadruple bill of new contemporary dance comes to Theatr Clwyd this month. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The dance company has entered a new phase with the recent appointment of Fearghus Ó Conchúir as its Artistic Director. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Awakening tour continues the company’s commitment to making engaging and innovative dance for all kinds of people. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Awakening features four new contemporary dance pieces. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In Afterimage, by Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo, mirrors are used on the stage to form a theatrical experience through poetic and creative movement. Revellers’ Mass delves into a sumptuous world of ritual inspired by iconic paintings and historical events. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Completing the programme, They Seek to Find the Happiness they Seem is about the disconnection that can occur in relationships and uses moments of iconic choreography from famous couples, including Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, in a raw and beautiful performance that touches the heart. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

National Dance Company Wales will be connecting with groups and communities at all tour venues, supported by the Foyle Foundation in Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Participation opportunities include Discover Dance (16 March at 2.30pm), an opportunity for the family, age 7 and over, to get up on stage, learn some dance moves and watch the dancers up close as they perform a dance from the Awakening bill. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There is a post-show talk, with a chance to ask the dancers about their work and what it takes to become a dancer in a leading UK company on Friday 15th. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There is also a Watch Dance Class, with an opportunity to sketch and photograph the dancers and learn more about the backstage work of the company as they prepare for a show. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Artistic Director Fearghus Ó Conchúir commented: “Awakening is a dance bill of beautiful work that invites us to see something different and we’re looking forward to sharing that with audiences and people who join our related workshops. All our preparation and creation only makes sense when we meet our audiences and participants which is why this tour is so important for us.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Theatr Clwyd – Anthony Hopkins Theatre ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Friday 15 – Saturday 16 March 7.30pm ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Tickets from £10 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Box Office 01352 701521 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

www.theatrclwyd.com ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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