Easter Fun With Family Dance Festival Across Wales

Easter Fun With Family Dance Festival Across Wales

Cardiff-based arts organisations Bombastic and Coreo Cymru, are collaborating on a family dance event which is currently touring across Wales after beginning at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre last weekend. Two leading Welsh dance companies, Bombastic, Kitsch & Sync Collective are joined by London based Sweetshop Revolution, and local dance groups to perform in a fun and entertaining hour of pop up dance.

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

Carole Says, "There is always a great atmosphere at our Family Dance Festival. Just come along watch – and you may even get the urge to join in.”

Most of the dates include Welsh and English Audio Description performance and BSL signing. Please check listings below for details.

Family Dance Festival plays across Wales during Easter 2019

Family Dance Festival plays across Wales during Easter 2019

THE PROGRAMME

  • Super Local Heroes is Bombastic’s brand new show created especially for Family Dance Festival. Four misfit superheroes on mobility scooters arrive to ask the audience to dance, chat and inter-act with them and participate in a surreal and fun mission to help the neighbourhoods all around Wales. Get involved and be part of the dance adventure!! These Super local Heroes mission is to entertain, and they will be popping up through the whole show and introducing guest companies including….

  • Sweetshop Revolution’s I am 8, is a light-hearted and charming lyrical piece with four dancers that was commissioned by London’s Sadler’s Wells and The Place for their young audience programme. It presents a world in which children’s stories and dancer’s lives blend in a tale of discovery, spanning what it is like to be 8 years old to 28.

  • Cardiff-based Kitsch & Sync Collective who make curiously quirky dance theatre and performance and are regularly featured in festivals across the UK. Hello Buoys follows 3 dinghy-less damsels as they dip their toes and cause a splash on their seafaring voyage. Looking for a captain to guide them to sun-kissed beaches, can these ladies of leisure be pointed in the right direction or are they hopelessly helpless in their tropical quest!’

  • Dance groups local to the venues on tour will also be adding something extra special to the show with a diverse range of dance styles and opportunities to see young talents doing their thing.

Family Dance Festival plays across Wales during Easter, 2019

Family Dance Festival plays across Wales during Easter, 2019

Family Dance Festival 2019 Tour Dates

Thurs 18 April
Ffwrnes, Llanelli – 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Audio Description (Welsh) 12pm & (English) 2pm & BSL signing at 2pm
www.theatrausirgar.co.uk

Sat 20 April
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Audio Description (Welsh) 12pm & (English) 2pm & BSL signing at 2pm
www.brycheiniog.co.uk

Sun 21 April
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Audio Description (Welsh) 12pm & (English) 2pm & BSL signing at 2pm

Mon 22 April
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
www.wmc.org.uk

Thurs 25 April
Memo Arts Centre, Barry – 2pm & 4pm
Audio Description (Welsh) 4pm & (English) 2pm & BSL signing at 2pm
www.memoartscentre.co.uk

Fri 26 April
Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil -  12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Audio Description (Welsh) 12pm & (English) 2pm & BSL signing @ 2pm www.redhousecymru.com
(in the event of poor weather conditions the shows will be in Redhouse Cymru)

Sat 27 April                                        
The Riverfront, Newport - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Audio Description (Welsh) 12pm & (English) 2pm & BSL signing @ 2pm                                                                  
https://tickets.newportlive.co.uk

  • Family Dance Festival is a Bombastic, Coreo Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre co-production in association with Chapter and Memo Arts Centre. It is supported through the Arts Council of Wales’ National Lottery programme and by the Welsh Government.

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