Easter Family Dance Event To Tour Wales Venues

Easter Family Dance Event To Tour Wales Venues

Cardiff-based arts organisations Bombastic and Coreo Cymru, will collaborate on a family dance event which will tour across Wales to eight venues this Easter. Three leading Welsh dance companies, Bombastic, Gary and Pel and Jukebox Collective, plus local dance groups will perform in a jam-packed hour of pop up dance that is fun, funky and fabulous for your festive feet.

Performed three times a day in Cardiff, Caernarfon, Newtown, Barry, Llanelli, Milford Haven and Brecon, the free event is suitable for all ages and includes audio described shows in both Welsh and English with accompanying touch tours plus a chance to dance in a short workshop taking place straight after the show. The second show each day will have a workshop led in the media of Welsh by Cêt Haf, (S4C’s Nansi in Follow M). 

Carole Blade, Creative Producer of Coreo Cymru, set up the event during 2017 to increase young people’s access to different forms of dance.

Carole Says, "The feedback we received from audiences during our pilot programme, hosted in partnership with National Dance Company Wales, was a true testament that dance can be enjoyed by all, young and old. It inspired us to develop the programme further by presenting at more venues, either in their foyers or outdoor spaces and are delighted to be offering a platform for young dancers to perform alongside the professionals.”  

The programme organisers including Wales Millennium Centre, Chapter and Memo Arts Centre will host a training event for audio describers linked to an industry seminar as part of their aim to remove barriers and attract a diverse range of audiences to dance.

Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive of Arts Council of Wales said: “These events, bursting with creativity, energy and fun, will give young people all over the country the opportunity to experience some of the best contemporary dance that Wales has to offer.”

THE PROGRAMME

Wall Flowers from Bombastic

Wall Flowers, is Bombastic’s brand new show choreographed and performed by Sean Tuan John with dancers Rosalind Haf Brooks and Cêt Haf. A humorous part-promenade dance performance on the idea of ‘flower’ people that move swiftly and energetically from shy retiring ‘wallflowers’ to colourful exuberance. From ‘hiding’ in the space to moving increasingly closer and inter-acting with the audience until the final ‘blooming’ group happy dance. The performance fuses quirky, idiosyncratic dance with forms of humorous audience interaction and created to appeal to both children and adults.

CarCrash Wedding from Gary and Pel

Gary and Pel have just said “I do” and are driving off into the sunset… It’s the happiest day of their lives until their celebration takes a turn for the worse as their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. What will the bizarre newlyweds do next? Expect wedding bells, chaos and laughter. A 10-minute live action cartoon escapade for all ages to enjoy, featuring slapstick humour and dynamic dance.

Drifter and Toy Soldier from Jukebox Collective

Jukebox Collective brings us world-class Hip Hop with BBC Young Dancer finalist Kate Morris’s goofy and charming solo Drifter. Plus, a playful duet made specially for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Wales, that is sure to have you bobbing along. 

LISTINGS:

CHAPTER, Cardiff
Sat 24 Sun 25 March @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description on Sun 25 only @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show.
For further details visit chapter.org                                                        

GALERI, Caernafon
Tues 27 March @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show. For further details visit galericaernarfon.com

HAFREN, Newtown
Wed 28 & Thur 29 March @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description on Wed 28 only @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show.  For further details visit thehafren.co.uk

MEMO ARTS CENTRE, Barry
Wed 4 April @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show. For further details visit memoartscentre.co.uk

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FFWRNES, Llanelli
Thur 5 April @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show.  For further details visit theatrausirgar.co.uk

TORCH THEATRE, Milford Haven
Fri 6 April @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show.  For further details visit torchtheatre.co.uk

THEATR BRYCHEINIOG, Brecon
Sat / Sad 7 & Sun 8 April @ 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Audio Description on Sat 7 only @ 14:00 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show. For further details visit brycheiniog.co.uk

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, Cardiff
Wed 11 & Fri 13 April @ 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30
Thur 12 & Sat 14 April @ 10:30 | 12:30 | 16:00

Audio Description on Sat 14 only @ 12:30 (Welsh) & 16:00 (English) with touch tours 15mins before show. For further details visit wmc.org.uk

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