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NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES: SPRING TOUR 2014     

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES: SPRING TOUR 2014

This spring the award-winning National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) will be presenting work by some of the most celebrated choreographers alongside creations by the hottest new talent from Wales. With nominations for the second year running from the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards, NDCWales continues to produce outstanding work that is both challenging and entertaining.

Following a special performance at British Dance Edition in Glasgow, NDCWales opens the main tour in one of its regular Welsh venues, Aberystwyth Arts Centre before moving to home ground with a performance at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff then heading across Wales and into England. Technical Director and resident designer Joe Fletcher is taking his own creation with House Choreographer and NDCWales Rehearsal Director Lee Johnston on tour for the first time and will be presenting one of two works.
Joe said “I’m extremely proud to be taking my own work on the road this spring. Lee and I have collaborated for a number of years and watching our work evolve into the two pieces we are now touring has been a delight and a highlight of my time with the Company.”

The programme also includes Stephen Petronio’s Water Stories, created in the Dance House last autumn, and Stephen Shropshire’s Mythology, originally created in 2012 for Noord Nederlands Dans.

Stephen Petronio; Water Stories
Stephen Petronio premières his new creation for NDCWales, with music from Grammy-winning composer Atticus Ross, who created the score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and original visual design from Matthew Brandt.

Lee Johnston; Purlieus and They Seek To Find the Happiness They Seem
In collaboration with lighting designer Joe Fletcher, Lee has created two beautiful and awe-inspiring works. Purlieus explores the relationship between movement, light and animation to create an immersive experience for both performer and audience; They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem uses existing forms of choreography, lighting and costume design to explore dislocation and separation within a relationship.

Stephen Shropshire; Mythology
Stephen Shropshire’s thought-provoking piece is a mesmerising work complemented by Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, an avant-garde composition for piano, jazz ensemble and spoken word.

The spring tour visits: *Aberystwyth 06 February; **Cardiff 10 & 11 February; *Llandudno 14 February; *Milford Haven 18 March; **Leeds 25 & 26 March; **Yeovil 31 March & 01 April; *Mold 03 – 05 April; *Swansea 01 May; **Malvern 09 May. See ndcwales.co.uk for more details. (*Purlieus, **They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem)
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