DIRECT FROM SPAIN - Compañia Mar Gómez: DIOS MENGUANTE
Compañia Mar Gómez, one of Spain’s best-loved dance companies returns to Swansea as part of a short tour of Wales this November. The company has previously performed at Taliesin Dance Days festival, delighting local audiences of all ages with the comedy and warmth of a performance in Dylan Thomas Square. This time around they take to the stage at the Swansea University venue on Friday 7th November.
When Swansea University’s Director of Cultural Services, Sybil Crouch, saw a performance of Dios Menguante (Shrinking God) in Barcelona, she knew that this was a piece that she had to bring to Swansea: “It has taken several years, but finally the company’s global touring commitments have allowed them to make another visit to Wales, this time with their best-loved show. By turns sensuous and silly, Dios Menguante has delighted audiences the world over, an Italian neo-realist inspired show that really does have something for all – from young children to seasoned dance fans, everyone can take something home from this gem of a production”.
Movement, gesture and a sense of humour are the basic ingredients in this story of a priest who makes a stop on his way through life, and a woman who stops at nothing! Two people with opposite personalities put each other and a washing machine to the test, in order to cope with the twists and turns of destiny. The company says that doing the washing will never seem like a routine chore again!
A rare chance to see this fabulous dance company from Barcelona who has been touring globally with this production for a number of years. The show is recommended for anyone aged 6+, but Taliesin staff highlighted children are not compulsory – this is high quality international dance that is suitable for a broad range of tastes rather than being specifically a children’s show.
Tickets are available now from the box office on 01792 60 20 60 and from the venue’s website www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk priced from £8.
“*****Brilliant, poignant and dramatic” El País
Friday 7th November, 7.30pm
Taliesin Arts Centre