Plenty of Rhythm As Shows Line-Up For 2017 Cardiff Dance Festival
The biennial Cardiff Dance Festival will take place this year between November 8 and 19.
Over the twelve days there will be a variety of works being performed by artists and companies from across Wales, the UK and further afield. Performances will take place at Chapter Arts Centre, the Dance House and Wales Millennium Centre.
Productions confirmed for the festival include: Liz Roche Company’s Wrongheaded (Chapter, 8 November); National Dance Company Wales’ Roots (Dance House, 13 &14 November); Jo Fong’s Ways of Being Together (Chapter, 19 November); Compagnie Philippe Saire’s Black Out (Dance House, 10 & 11 November); Barrowland Ballet’s Poggle (pictured above - Wales Millennium Centre, 10 & 11 November) and Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion’s Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music (Chapter, 14 November).
Alongside ticketed performances, there will be a number of ways in which people will be able to experience the work of dance artists through open studio and public spaces events.
These include maribée – sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse, who will be working on their new production – BESIDE. This event will be a free open studio event taking place on Wednesday 15 November at 4pm.
Cardiff Dance Festival was launched in 2015 and featured work by leading Wales-based companies and practitioners including National Dance Company Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Eddie Ladd, alongside exemplary work from acclaimed UK and international artists such as ZooNation, Dana Michel and Igor and Moreno.
CDF17 is supported by the Arts Council of Wales. Lead festival partners are Chapter, National Dance Company Wales and Wales Millennium Centre. This year the festival is also working with the City of Cardiff Council, Groundwork Pro, Migrations and South Wales University on different aspects of the programme.
“It’s great to be back with a second festival.” says programmer Chris Ricketts, “We had a fantastic response in 2015 and, with the breadth of things taking place, this year’s programme feels even stronger and more international. It’s going to be a cracking twelve days discovering some wonderful dance from around the world.”
- For further details, including tickets, go to www.dance.wales.