Dance / Dawns

Roots, Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

23rd November 2019

Given that it was my third year in a row going to see Roots by NDC Wales, as you can imagine, it was very enjoyable. I found out about this years production on the NDC Wales website which I check regularly as I really enjoy their shows, they are always so full of passion and […]

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Romeo and Juliet, New Adventures, Wales Millennium Centre

20th June 2019

The cast provided a good performance and portrayed very difficult topics including mental health, rape and abuse, extremely well. The opening scene left you wondering where this was set, who were the two ‘families’ and how the location linked to the iconic story of Romeo and Juliet. The two leads, Andrew Monaghan and Seren Williams […]

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A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs, Ballet Cymru

16th November 2018

My daughters (Nia, 12, and Megan, 8) and I went to the Riverfront Theatre in Newport to see Ballet Cymru’s production of “A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs” and having never been to this theatre before we were impressed by the venue itself as well as its accessibility. This production was a new ballet […]

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Roots, NDCWales, Dance House, WMC

6th November 2018

The programme for Roots consists of three dances: Omertà, Bernadette and Atalaÿ. Along with the individual dances the choreographers and also dancers talked about the works. The choreographer for Omertà, Matteo Marfoglia, told the audience that his dance expressed the oppression of women in Italian Mafia and the difficulty of their lives alongside their fight […]

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Cinderella at the Riverfront, Ballet Cymru

8th August 2018

I thought this was a good show, although I found the storyline harder to follow because I’m used to the storyline in the film. I thought that the music was fantastic because the instruments complimented each other making the story come to life. The dancers were very good because they moved so elegantly, and I […]

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Cinderella, Ballet Cymru, The Riverfront

8th August 2018

After its successful run in 2015, Cinderella, performed by Ballet Cymru has not lost its magical spirit. An incredibly well thought through production, that incorporates film and soundscapes to create a beautifully haunting cinematic feel that honours the Grim Brothers original dark tale, while keeping it light, friendly and targeted at their target audience, children. […]

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NDCWales Spring 2018 summer bill

2nd August 2018

The Terra Firma triple bill does not disappoint with three very different dances including two that I have seen before and a new work. The programme started with Caroline Finn’s Folk, then the work that is new to me, Mario Bermundez-Gil’s Atalaÿ and concluded with Marcos Morau’s Tundra that I saw as part of the P.A.R.A.D.E event […]

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