International Contemporary Dance Collective, iCoDaCo, comes to Aberystwyth and Cardiff for a series of performances and workshops
Initiated by Swedish company ilDance, this unique artist led and cross border project, brings together the work of four independent choreographers from four countries in a rare choreographic collaboration.
Welsh choreographer Gwyn Emberton has joined Lee Brummer from ilDance, Ido Batash who has performed with Alain Platel/Les Ballets C de la B and Israel Aloni, also from ilDance and with Sasha Waltz, in a collaborative project that features a brand new work, performances and workshops with local dance and performing artists in Wales, Sweden and Israel.
With the need to explore and experiment with their own making methods, each choreographer brought one element they use in making their own work to the studio and together they mixed them up.
They delved, discovered, ditched and danced.
The result is the creation of a wholly original and edgy new work Fyra and an exciting process for collaboration that the choreographers want to share with audiences and artists in each of their countries.
The performances - Wales
The Collective brings an exciting programme of four original works; Ido Batashʼs iconoclastic Bread and Circuses Blood, Israel Aloniʼs deeply arresting exploration of the female, Catharses, and a new solo by Gwyn Emberton, Of the Earth from where I came and the pinnacle of the evening, new work Fyra.
Wednesday 1st October at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sunday 5th October at Dance House, (home of NDCWales), Cardiff
The workshops - Wales
The Collective would like to invite local training and professional dance and other physical practitioners to attend workshops developed through the making of Fyra. The workshops will give an insight into what is a unique choreographic experiment. It will also be an opportunity to meet and share with likeminded artists from other countries.
Each day will include a warm-up class, repertoire, and devising tasks led by one or more of the three visiting choreographers.
If you book either a day or two day workshop at the Dance House you will get a reduced price ticket for the performance.
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th September (10am to 6pm)
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
For prices and to book call 01970 623 232
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October (10am to 6pm)
The Dance House, National Dance Company of Wales, Cardiff.
For either Friday or Saturday - £20
For both days - £30
For one day and show £30
For both days and show £40
To book www.wmc.org.uk/whatson or call 02920 63 6464
For both venues, each day will feature different content so it is possible to attend either days or both.
iCoDaCo has been made possible through the support of Coreo Cymru, Wales Arts International, Creu Cymru, Suzanne Dellal Centre (Tel Aviv), Balettakademien Gothenburg and Balettakademien Stockholm.