This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series
National Dance Company Wales
UK Tour: February - May 2018
National Dance Company Wales invite you into the world of Terra Firma, a triple bill which tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities.
FOLK by Caroline Finn, is a twisted vintage fairy-tale under the boughs of an upside-down tree. They say ‘there’s none so queer as folk’ and in this surreal portrait of community life, Caroline’s grim characters paint a fantastical picture. The theatrical choreography, and dark humour are accompanied by a captivating soundtrack and rich, haunting designs.
TUNDRA by Marcos Morau is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from history books about Russian folk dance, the USSR and revolution. Marcos Morau’s bold style draws inspiration from art and cinema. Tundra takes old ideas and uses contemporary dance to give them renewed meaning.
ATALAŸ by Mario Bermudez Gil is a watch tower from which far off lands can be seen from four points; a contagious dance influenced by the warmth of the Mediterranean. Mario Bermudez Gil draws on his Spanish Roots and Israeli training and blends them with NDCWales’ quirky theatricality to make a piece full of character and incredible skill.
The performance of Terra Firma is 2 hours in total (inc. two intervals)
Thursday 26 April 12.45pm - Watch Dance Class - find out more on Taliesin website and book your places.
Friday 27 April 1pm - Discover Dance - find out more on Taliesin website and book your places.
Contact: Nia Mills (Email: N.S.Mills@Swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792602429