And so after an incredible opening to our tour at Laban Theatre, London this week, we turn our thoughts to performances next week at Coleg Morgannwg in Nantgarw and Canolfan Ucheldre in Holyhead. The 2 extreme ends of Wales – one in Cardiff and the other on the lovely island of Anglesey.
Coleg Morgannwg is a new venture for us. The college has recently opened a brand new building on its campus which houses among other things, a new theatre.
We are proud to say that we are the first professional dance company to be programmed there! We are hoping to build up an audience for watching dance at this venue.
Canolfan Ucheldre is a venue that we have visited for the past 6 years. We have performed at this beautiful former convent on the island each year in March around Easter time. Mike Gould, the manager at the centre, looks after us very well and the audience keeps coming back for more of our work year after year. While we are on the island, we work with the students of the Barton Academy of Dance and Drama, for whom we make a piece of choreography that is performed as a curtain raiser for our performance. We also work with the performing arts students at Holyhead High School. This year we will be expanding the educational work that we do by working with children at the Jesse Hughes Youth Club.
I’ve been trying to catch up in the office since returning from London and wading my way through the ever increasing list of things to do. Finally getting there I think.
Yesterday evening I met with Jaime Devine one of the Directors of Tudor Brewery in Abertillery, Wales. Tudor Brewery is a family-run artisan business that follows the pattern of a cottage industry. Watch this space for future links between FFIN DANCE and this amazing company.
And so, for the next few days, I am busy organising the coming week, hope you can join us in South or North Wales for the next part of the Inspired Tour 2013