Dance Days 2022
Saturday 25th June - Sunday 26th June | Taliesin Live
Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 June
Our 17th year, of Swansea's must-see, Free International Dance Festival, enjoy a free dance festival this summer across the city!
Once again, Taliesin brings together performers from across the UK and beyond, dancing alongside local dance groups, in a world-class dance festival.
This year, Taliesin brings dance performance outside to you, across two weekends. You will be able to enjoy Taliesin’s Dance Days in Cwmdonkin Park, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June, and we head to the city centre on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July.
No booking necessary for Dance Days 2022. Simply turn up on the day and enjoy all there is to offer for FREE.
Cwmdonkin Park | Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 June
Company Chameleon PUSH
Saturday 25 June [14:00pm & 16:10 pm] & Sunday 26 June [13:15pm & 15:10pm] LOCATION FLAG B
Push is a powerful and engaging male duet, which looks at the different stances we take to understand and relate to one another. The piece explores the complex nature of our psychology - how at times we push to exert dominance and control, and at other times choose to submit and step back.
Created by dance artists Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner, Push is part of a trilogy, which showcases Chameleon’s athletic yet sensitive dance and movement style to look at themes within male interaction.
Co-commissioned by Without Walls and Dance Manchester.
Twitter @chameleon_info | Facebook @companychameleon | Instagram companychameleon
VDKL Kate Lawrence Vertical Dance Cuddio-Ceisio/Hide-Seek
Saturday 25 June [13:30pm & 15:45pm] & Sunday 26 June [13:40pm & 15:40pm] LOCATION FLAG A
Frisky Flying Squirrels Fight and Forage - A vertical dance performance by VDKL using ropes and harnesses
Now is the time to gather and hide a larder for later. In a tree in Cwmdonkin Park, two creatures are busy collecting and hiding, seeking and hiding again. Witness them squirrelling around, scurrying up and down, watching, scanning, swinging, jumping, leaping, circling, playing and climbing over and around each other.
‘a beautiful event … It was really special.’ audience feedback
Originally commissioned by Llawn 04. Tree choreography skills development grew from an exchange with Aeriosa in Vacouver, Canada, funded by Wales Arts International.
Kate Lawrence - Vertical Dance Twitter @verticalkate
Circus Eruption Workshops
Saturday 25 June & Sunday 26 June 11am - 1pm LOCATION FLAG C
A Swansea-based youth circus, Circus Eruption presents workshops for all ages at Dance Days 2022.
Visit the circus workshop tent across two weekends for Dance Days 2022. Drop in, and pick up a new skill, with circus workshop leaders. Learn to juggle, spin a plate, diabolo and more!
11am - 1pm Drop in and out anytime. Limited bookable spaces.
Circus Eruption hold regular workshops for all ages, which are inclusive and accessible and promote development of spatial awareness, coordination, confidence and self-esteem, but above all, encourage having lots of fun!
www.circuseruption.co.uk Facebook @CircusEruption | Twitter @CircusEruption
Photo: © Philip Rees Photography – Circus Eruption
The Lotus Sisters
Saturday 25 June [13:05pm & 15:20pm] LOCATION FLAG D
The Lotus Sisters are a folkloric belly dance group based in Swansea, but with dancers from across South Wales. Their dances often tell a story and they are very fond of balancing anything they can find on their heads. Whether clapping along or joining them for their last dance, they really love getting the audience involved!
Facebook @lotussistersbellydance | Instagram @lotussistersbellydance
Kitsch & Sync Collective - Topiary Trauma
Sunday 26 June [12:00 pm & 14:45pm] LOCATION FLAG D
Meet Daisy, Launa and Mo, our glamorous 1950s housewives in sunny suburbia, who enjoy nothing more than a bit of baking and a quiet spot of gardening on a Sunday afternoon. But recently they have all been having some trouble with their topiary… are these ladies of leisure losing their minds or does the flora and fauna have a mind of its own…who knows!? A comedy dance performance for all the family.
www.kitschandsync.co.uk Facebook @kitschnsynccollective | Twitter @KitschnSync1 | Instagram @kitschnsync1