Taliesin Live - National Dance Company Wales: Awakening


National Dance Company Wales


Choreography by: Fernando Melo, Caroline Finn and Marcos Morau.

Three unique dances to amuse and amaze.

"It is the overall beauty of this wonderful evening of very varied dance that totally captivates us all." Theatre in Wales

Afterimage is a journey of fleeting images; of appearance and disappearance. Mirrors are used on stage to form a unique theatrical experience where the past and the present collide with a poetic & creative style of dance.

"Our perspectives confused, our minds bemused." British Theatre Guide

Revellers’ Mass delves into a sumptuous world of ritual. An unlikely group gathers for a dinner party, where convictions, tradition and social etiquette are put to the test in an unexpected evening of revelry. The animated choreography and curious characters are Inspired by iconic paintings and historical events. 

"Caroline Finn is definitely one to watch." Broadway Baby

Tundra traverses barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life. This dance tears pages from the history books on Russian folk dance, the USSR and revolution, revitalising old ideas with renewed meaning. The bold design is inspired by art and cinema. A dance so robotically precise it’s as mesmerizingly beautiful as it is astounding.

"...a fluid masterpiece of movement." Buzz Magazine

Tundra Awards: Best Dance Event of 2017 (Wales Arts Review) / Achievement in Dance (UK Theatre Awaards Nominee 2018) / Best Choreographer 2018 (Wales Arts  Awards)

Running time: 2hrs (inc. two intervals) plus 15min post-show talk

Thursday 4 April 7.30pm


Catch the 'Awakening' pre-show Curtain Raiser: Performers from County Youth Dance Company will perform a short extract from a new piece they are creating with their tutor Luke Ganz who is a National Dance Company Wales Dance Ambassador. Thursday 4 April 7 pm downstairs in Taliesin Create.

Watch Dance Class: National Dance Company Wales open the doors to Company class with Watch Dance Class. Thursday 4 April 12.45pm (free to ticketholders but booking is required). Further information here.

Discover Dance:   Discover Dance is the perfect introduction to dance for families and schools. Friday 5 April 1pm (Suitable for youngsters 7 years and older). Find out more and book here.

Prices and Times:

Thu 4th Apr

Thursday 4 April 7pm: Awakening pre-show Curtain Raiser

Thursday 4 April 7.30pm: Awakening

Thursday 4 April 12.45pm: Watch Dance Class

Friday 5 April 1pm: Discover Dance


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 14
Under 18's:£ 12
Full time students:£ 12
Schools.:£ 8
Senr.Citizens:£ 12
Other Conc.:£ 12