National Dance Company Wales are running Days of Dance at a range of venues in Wales this autumn. The day will consist of a range of workshops for a variety of ages. The workshops will be linked to the NDCWales Roots autumn tour which visit the same venues later this year.
Roots features four short pieces of dance from Wales, each different from the one before it.
Roots is a guided tour through contemporary dance. NDCWales take some of our favourite pieces and pair them with a discussion to help you get to the heart of the stories, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets.
Rygbi: Annwyl / Dear by our Artistic Director Fearghus Ó Conchúir celebrates rugby in Wales and highlights the hopes, glory and passion of rallying together on and off the pitch.
Rygbi was created with input from rugby fans and players across Wales so that the dance really echoes the sport.
Écrit by Nikita Goile was inspired by a letter from iconic artist Frida Kahlo to her partner Diego.
The clever duet is performed by a female dancer and a giant silhouette of her lover. It’s a beautiful power struggle that reflects the ups and downs of passionate relationships.
Why Are People Clapping!? by Ed Myhill is set to composer Steve Reich’s Clapping Music and uses rhythm as a driving force. The dancers use lively movement and clapping to create a soundtrack for the fun and dynamic dance.
Codi by Anthony Matsena who grew up in Swansea and is about Welsh people who come together to tackle isolation and depression during troubled times. It’s an energetic and uplifting dance about the strength of communities.
You can book Roots tickets here
There is more information on the Day Of Dance workshops and how to book below.
Blackwood Miners Institute
Get your chance to dance with National Dance Company Wales at Blackwood, Miners Institute this autumn!
NDCWales is organising a FREE Afternoon of Dance at Blackwood, Miners Institute on Saturday the 9th November 2019. Take part in a FREE dance workshop. Participants will get the opportunity to learn dance elements of the forthcoming Roots tour, coming to Blackwood, Miners Institute on the 19th November. A range of other FREE activity will also be taking place throughout the day. Perfect for complete beginners as well as those with dance experience.
The below workshops are FREE if you book tickets for Roots at Blackwood, Miners Institute on Tuesday 19 November 2019 7:30pm To book a Roots ticket and FREE workshop place please book in person, or contact the Box Office on 01495 227206.
Please note workshop places are strictly limited.
14.30 – 16.00 Dance for people with Parkinson’s, their friends and families
16.15 – 17.15 7-11 Years
17.30 – 18.30 Age 55+
The Queens Hall, Narberth.
If you book a ticket for ROOTS, by NDCWales at The Queens Hall Narberth on the 22 November you are eligible to a FREE place on a Day of Dance Workshop being run by National Dance Company Wales on 9 Nov 7:30 pm at The Queens Hall, Narberth. Tickets need to be purchased via the Box Office – please call 01834 869323.
10.-11.30 am 6-12 years
11.45-1.00 pm 13-18 years
1.30-3pm 16-25 years
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais
The Day of Dance takes place on Saturday the 16th November, this is your chance to explore the pieces and learn some of the moments explored on stage. Freedom Leisure will also be in attendance running some free sports activities throughout the day. Contact 01639 843 163 to book.
10-11.30 6-11 Years
11.40-1.00 12-16 Years
1.10-2.30 Professional/Pre Professional
Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi
The Day of Dance at Neuadd Dyfi,Aberdyfi will take place on Saturday the 23rd November from 3-5pm. The Day will be supported by Sarah Verity School of Dance. Tickets are £3.00 and this gives you £3.00 off the price of a ticket to Roots by NDCWales at Neuadd Dyfi on Sunday 24th November at 7.30 pm. the To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NDCWales Day of Dance at Galeri Caernarfon takes place on Sun 17 Nov. Tickets are £3.00 and this gives you £3.00 off the price of a ticket to Roots by NDCWales at Galeri, Caernafon on Tuesday the 26th November at 7.30 pm. To book workshop tickets contact Galeri Box Office on 01286 685 222 Or at the links below.
10-11.30 Age 6-11 Book
11.40-1.00pm Age 12-16 Book
1.10-2.30 pm Professional/Pre-Professional level Book
2.40 3.30 Age 18+ Book