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TALIESIN DANCE DAYS 2018 - Swansea's Free International Dance Festival

Saturday 7 July 7-11pm & Sunday 8 July 10:30am-5:30pm

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What is Dance Days?

Dance Days is a two-day summer festival, created by Taliesin Arts Centre in 2006. Taliesin has been producing this not-to-be-missed weekend of thrilling dance performances for thirteen years now, and it’s absolutely free!

This whole weekend brings together performers from across the UK and beyond, dancing alongside Swansea community dance groups. Contemporary meets traditional as Dance Days features a wider variety of dance than ever before, giving the people of Swansea an entire weekend of dance in unexpected places.

Swansea's Free International Dance Festival is part of ''Dancing Cities - CQD'', an international network of festivals that programmes contemporary dance shows in urban landscapes. Swansea was one of the first UK cities to join this worldwide network, which includes Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Geneva, London and Manchester. Click here for more information.


When and where is Dance Days this year?

Saturday 7 July, 7-11pm: at Unit Nineteen, Little Wind Street, SA1 1EE (indoors). Join us for a fun evening of dance dance performances – featuring Kitsch & Sync Collective / 'The Lampshade Ladies' and Cia Mar Gomez / 'La Vie En Rose' – with music and plenty of surprises! Refreshments will be available.

Sunday 8 July, 10:30am-5:30pm: Dance Days continues on Sunday with a mix of modern, street, circus and traditional dance, around Swansea marina and National Waterfront Museum*, SA1 3RD.

* NWM West; NWM Lawns; NWM City Side; Dylan Thomas Square; NWM Garden; NWM Hall; NWM South Dock.


What's on this Dance Days 2018?

This year, Dance Days brings a dazzling mix of dance to Swansea. From circus to street, with world class contemporary dance – Dance Days has something for everyone! Dance Days is also joined this year by Circus Eruption! This is the opportunity to try something new: learn to juggle, spin a plate, diabolo and more.


Line-up 2018

Acrojou - 'ALL AT SEA'

Cia Mar Gomez - 'LA VIE EN ROSE'

Circus Eruption (Workshop)

County Youth Dance Company

Dance with Sinjini - 'BOLLY MEDLEY'

Highly Sprung Performance Co.- 'URBAN ASTRONAUT'

Jessie Brett and Company in association with Hijinx Theatre - 'CROSSINGS'

Kapow - 'GROW'


Sole Rebel Tap - 'BLUES & SHOES'

Spark Youth Dance - 'LET’S GO'

The Wheelabouts - 'BOUDICCA'


A few words from Sybil Crouch, Director of the Taliesin Arts Centre, about Dance Days:

"Taliesin Arts Centre is committed to giving more people the opportunity to see the very best that the arts have to offer – and every summer we take dance out of the theatre and onto the streets of Swansea for a 2-day free festival. This year’s Dance Days on 7 & 8 July will showcase dance performances which are exhilarating, funny, athletic and accessible with performance companies from across the UK as well as local talent.

We are grateful for the continued support of the National Waterfront Museum in making this the must see arts event of the year.

Come and discover the best and brightest on the dance scene in and around the marina and the museum and prepare to be amazed, amused and entertained!"


* Performances will go ahead throughout the weekend. Some slight adjustments may be made to times and locations if needed. Information will be on site if so.

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