National Dance Company Wales returns with more new dance and designs from dancers and students under the Alternative Routes banner.
The design students are from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. They work with dancers who turn their hands to choreography for new pieces to be performed at the Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre. The performances are from June 7 to 9.
Over 4 weeks the dancers Ed Myhill (Wales Theatre Awards 2018 Best Male Dance Artist), Kat Collings, Nikita Goile and Tim Volleman will create their individual ideas for the stage, working with designers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and also this year 3 of the choreographers will be working with composers from college.
Ed Myhill’s Why Are People Clapping has been inspired by composer Steve Reich’s ‘clapping music’, and will use rhythm and percussion as a driving force. The music will be performed live by the dancers, and explore simple sound of a clap and how it can be used to create a colourful and energetic soundscape and environment for dance.
Nikita Goile’s Ecrit, draws inspiration from a letter written by Frida Kahlo to Diego Riviera. She will be exploring the points between invitation and discouragement; how much can we influence one another and how far we can push the boundaries between manipulation and loss of control.
Tim Volleman’s Panopticon is about online privacy. How much of ourselves do we give away on a daily base without second thoughts? And what are the consequences? Tim will explore this subject together with his dancers, translating the ideas into a physical duet.
Kat Collings will create dance to express the honest pleasure of movement, music and rhythm; and explore the many ways in which a person can express themselves without saying anything.
Alt Routes has helped launch the careers of choreographers, designers and makers for over 10 years.
There will be Open Rehearsals on Wednesday 16, 23 and 30 May at 6pm for audiences to have an insight in the creation process. This is a free event.
Tickets are now on sales from Wales Millennium Centre Ticket Office. Call 029 2063 6464 or visit ndcwales.co.uk
Wales Theatre Awards 2018 Best Male Dance Artist Ed Myhill