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14th Edition

TALIESIN DANCE DAYS 2019

Swansea's FREE International Dance Festival

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 JULY from 11am to 6pm

 

Folk Dance Remixed brings together dance and music from folk traditions from England and around the world and blends them with contemporary street dance styles and hip-hop beats to create a unique, inclusive, high energy fusion.

- Enjoy a quirky and colourful collision of dance and music styles in a thirty-minute performance around an actual 12’ Maypole. STEP HOP HOUSE features a diverse cast of six dancers and three musicians. The work combines Maypole, Clogging, Ceilidh, Street, House and Breakdance with a hint of African and Bollywood to a live soundtrack of fiddle, bass, percussion and beat boxing.

- Participate to a workshop! Adult and child participants of all ages have the chance to learn a funky routine to live music, whilst creating wraps and ripples, waves and breaks in classic maypole moves such as the Chrysanthemum Wrap and the Twister around the Maypole.

- Get on your feet with CEILIDH JAM Social Dance! Folk Dance Remixed gets the crowd on its feet and dancing a unique, funked-up folky ceilidh, to a foot-stomping, beat boxing, big live music sound. With vibrant hosts and traditional style calling, folk formations are remixed using legendary moves and freestyle grooves – from Soul Train Line to Lucy 7, Strip the Willow and Electric Slide.

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Follow Folk Dance Remixed: Facebook @FolkDanceRemixed | Twitter @folkdanceremixd

Times to be announced.

Photo and video: ©Folk Dance Remixed

Created by Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner Company Chameleon makes original and inspiring dance theatre in Manchester and performs across the UK and the world. As a result, they have introduced thousands of young people, from countries all over the world, to a different side of dance and movement.

Company Chameleon presents AMARANTHINE. Pronounced am·a·ran·thine. Adj. Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting.

Gripping and raw, Amaranthine is a highly physical and fast paced male and female duet, which tells the story of two people who are deeply in love, and in conflict.

As the couple desperately try to reconnect and find resolution, the pushes and pulls of disagreement and heated argument are felt, as is the appreciation of space, understanding and eventually acceptance.

Combining a rich mix of dance styles, the movement is both powerful and risk taking, drawing from an malgamation of dance techniques including contemporary dance, bboying, capoeira and partner work.

Intricate, emotionally charged and with an absorbing soundtrack, Amaranthine promises a magnetic dance experience that will leave you mesmerised.

companychameleon.com

Follow Company Chameleon: Facebook @companychameleon | Twitter @chameleon_info

Times to be announced.

Photo: ©Company Chameleon

2Faced Dance Company produces innovative, accomplished and aspirational artistic performance and participation programmes alongside a captivating community dance programme that truly reflects the landscape in which they are based, allowing them to tell new and original stories, generating distinctive new work, whilst striving to stay relevant to their audiences.

2Faced Dance Company presents MOON, a fully accessible, spectacular outdoor dance and circus production for families.

Follow Jack as he meets The Moon and together they embark on an amazing adventure; what secrets and surprises will they discover on their quest? Watch Jack’s world come to life with chalk, aerial hoop, breathtaking dance and a whole host of mess and mayhem.

MOON contains British sign language, audio description and incorporates touch tours of the set for the visually impaired.

2faceddance.co.uk

Follow 2Faced Dance Company: Facebook @2faceddance | Twitter @2faceddance | Instagram @2faceddance

Times to be announced.

Photo: ©2Faced Dance

KAPOW is a performance company working in dance, physical theatre and circus. They want to share the joy of imagination, physical storytelling and the moving body with audiences. Kapow is the creation of Beth Powlesland and Eithne Kane.

KAPOW presents CLIMB THE CITY, a promenade performance where the audience will be taken on a 30-minute journey to 5 different sites. At each site a scene unfolds telling a story and inviting the audience into the exciting world of climbing.

The strong physicalities of circus, dance, parkour and climbing are teamed with vibrant costumes and a specially curated soundtrack creating a feeling of celebration and camaraderie between the climbers and the audience. They climb the walls, climb one another, get lost, find themselves and inspire anyone who’s watching to get outside and play. There will be comedy, fear, camaraderie, support and bravery. Whether you are a climber or not, this production will speak to everyone about reaching our potential, about humanity, fragility and friendship.

kapowdance.co.uk

Follow KAPOW: Facebook @kapowdance | Twitter @kapowdance | Instagram @kapowdance

Times to be announced.

Photo: ©KAPOW Dance

Blaze Tarsha is a talented and versatile performer that brings a special and unique presence to any performance. Specialising in rotating hoop,Blaze has performed across the UK, Europe and internationally. She studied at Circomedia where she specialised in aerial and physical theatre. Along with rotating aerial hoop she has done extensive training and performing hula hoop, corde lisse and is an accomplished singer.

Just More company presents DO WHAT YAH MAMA TOLD YAH!. A feast of food fusion and storytelling across geography and generations, in this vibrant comedy circus show.

International contemporary circus artist Blaze and touring circus chef and performer Fatina are Mother and Daughter in a plate spinning, food juggling, fire blazing show, bringing the family kitchen and its recipes from the world to life. Join them on their joyous journey to its epic hula hooping finale!

Commissioned by Wales Outdoor Arts Commissioning Consortium. Supported via Articulture by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

blazetarsha.com

Follow Blaze Tarsha on Facebook @Blazetarshacircus

Times to be announced.

Photo: ©Jack Hunter

 

A puppet's first breath, an audience captivated, the puppeteer fades. Ruby Gibbens is a Puppet Designer and Maker based in Cardiff who studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Using non-verbal visual storytelling and improvised performing, she gives life to the puppets she makes. This fragile being, kept alive by the puppeteer, can tell stories that are complex, beautiful and funny.

Ruby Gibbens presents THE HUNT FOR THE TWRCH TRWYTH, a retelling of a traditional tale in modern settings.

A formidable boar is loose in Wales; young King Arthur, the lovable and occasionally useless hero pursues it. Arthur is desperate for crowd appreciation and his attempts to attack are theatrical and comedic but nearly always thwarted by the cunning beast. Will he find victory? Watch this powerful and beautiful creature gallop, sniff, growl, jump, canter and charge, and get a glimpse into the mythological history of Wales.

Commissioned by Wales Outdoor Arts Commissioning Consortium. Supported via Articulture by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

rubygibbenspuppetry.co.uk

Follow Ruby Gibbens on Instagram @rubygibbenspuppetry

Times to be announced.

Photo: ©Ruby Gibbens

Joss Arnott Dance is an internationally touring, cutting edge, classical contemporary dance company based in West Yorkshire led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott. The company’s productions consist of an athletic, technically brilliant cast of extraordinary dancers, aiming to excite and inspire its audiences regardless of their dance experience and knowledge through Arnott’s stunning and dynamic classical contemporary choreographic style.

Joss Arnott Dance present PULSE!, a brand-new dance and live music experience created for the streets.

Performed entirely around a unique 3.5m high percussion wheel, designed by Eleanor Bull and engineered by Rolls-Royce this adrenaline-fuelled dance and live music production is a combination of rhythmical flare and heart-in-mouth choreography for all the family to enjoy. Arnott’s athletic and unique movement language has been described as “exquisite to watch” (The Stage), “masterful” (Varsity) and “the perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance” (Londonist).

jossarnottdance.com

Follow Joss Arnott Dance: facebook.com/jossarnottdance | Twitter @jossarnottdance | Instagram @jossarnottdance

Times to be announced.

Photo: ©Joss Arnott Dance

County Youth Dance Company, CYDC, is a youth dance company that promotes contemporary dance for students aged 14-21, building on the work of the nationally renowned West Glamorgan Youth Dance Company (WGYDC). The work of the company aims to develop young dancers' skills through an educational structure involving techniaue and creative practice. Taliesin Arts Centre is a major partner and a champion for the work ofd the company.

CYDC present a fifteen-minute piece of contemporary dance at Dance Days this year, showcasing the talent of their young dancers.

You don't want to miss this out! Stay tuned for more information about the performance.

cydc.co.uk

Follow CYDC: Facebook @countyyouthdancecompany | Twitter @cydc1 | Instagram @county_youth_dance_company

Times to be announced.

 

 

Chinese in Wales Association Dance Group is composed of dancers from Swansea's Chinese community. They are all amateurs, but they are passionate about dance and love promoting and showcasing the Chinese culture around them.

Chinese in Wales Association Dance Group presents a traditional Chinese dance called "FengZheng Wu", which means "Kite's mistake" - a love story featuring a kite as one of the lovers.

This is a not-to-be-missed traditional Chinese dance piece!

Times to be announced.

 

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