KIN is dance that connects us. It brings people, families, friends, clubs, teams, tribes and communities together. NDCWales performs poetry, sport and identity across three powerful pieces of dance.
Lunatic by Nigel Charnock, is an energetic riot. It is fun, relevant and fired up. It smashes together vintage fashion and music (such as Glen Miller’s Moonlight Serenade) with 90’s pop-culture.
“The piece is heavily influenced by the 1950s with costumes that capture that fascinating decade just after the war, filled with much unrealised hope of better times and prosperity.” Nigel Charnock
Lunatic is fueled by questions surrounding nationality, gender and class, and was first created for NDCWales 10 years ago: it has been revived because it’s clear the world needs to experience dance like this again.
2067: Time and Time and Time is elegant. Dancers reveal a shimmering poem about the relationship between the history of time and the poetry of destiny. It’s choreographed by Alexandra Waierstall, who was born in England, raised in Cyprus and now lives in Germany. Waierstall creates dance that moves groups of bodies with a strong sense of musicality and a poetic physicality; and in this new work for NDCWales explores ideas of different types and perceptions of time.
Rygbi: Yma / Here by NDCWales Artistic Director Fearghus Ó Conchúir is uplifting: full of hope, glory and camaraderie. It celebrates the pride and passion that rugby players and fans experience together. Rygbi was created with players and fans of the game to really reflect the national sport and was first premiered at the Eisteddfod 2019, it has since been toured alongside the Rugby World Cup in Japan as well as across Wales.
Earlier in the day photographers and artists can also take part in Watch Dance.
There's an opportunity for schools and families to learn some choreography and see part of the show in Discover Dance, Feb 26th.