Road Trip

IMG_1194A quick blog as I’m drinking some rather nice Italian coffee, to welcome you to the German leg of our Inspired 2013 Tour

Today we start our road journey to Namedy in the lovely Rhine valley in Northern Germany: a rather early start from Abertillery in South Wales UK, travelling down to Dover to catch the afternoon ferry to Calais.  Mike, Matt and myself will be travelling from Wales and we pick up Megan, Effie and Catrin in Dover who will be travelling down from London.

We drive through Belgium to Germany and all being well arrive at our stunning home for the week at Schloss Burg Namedy by late evening.

We’ll be blogging our week, so please join us and share our experience

sue lewis

Full Stop

Axiom Tangent Image Paul Trask

FFIN DANCE                                      Axiom Tangent
Image Paul Trask

Our performance at Chapter in Cardiff last night, saw a full stop on the UK dates of our current triple bill – Inspired.

The audience feedback and comments that we have received have been amazing this year, with many of you saying that it’s the best bill that you have seen us perform to date.
The bill certainly is a mixed one this season, with a balance of work that has been very carefully planned.  We hope that there is something for everyone in it.  We at FFIN DANCE are very proud that we stay true to our artistic ideals without having to jump through the proverbial hoops of tick boxes et al.

The journey of our 3 pieces has been interesting and thoroughly enjoyable; watching work take on its own persona is one of the most exciting aspects of my role as Artistic Director, one that I will always relish. From the opening of our show in March (Laban Theatre) to the closing last night in Cardiff, the pieces have been pruned, cut back, blossomed and flourished.  All the while, being true to the choreographer’s intentions, but also giving and trusting the work to our wonderful team of dancers.

Our team have worked incredibly hard in making Inspired such a success, I’d like to thank them for going well beyond the call of duty, I am truly blessed to have such people to work alongside and big huge thanks to John F Wake for giving so freely of his work to us.
Thanks also to the support that has been given to us by our Board of Directors, our FFIN Friends, fans and followers.

And now a weekend of reflection and sunshine and then on to planning the next season – exciting and challenging, always changing ..

sue lewis

Last UK date for Inspired 2013

FFIN DANCE Degrees of Freedom Image Paul Trask

Degrees of Freedom
Image Paul Trask

Wagons rolling on to our last UK date for our current tour Inspired.

On Thursday June 6th we will be performing at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, our only performance in the Welsh capital, so we hope you can join us.
The tour has exceeded our expectations in every way, with increased audience numbers in each venue and also great audience feedback – very often leading to impromptu post performance chats in the bar afterwards!  At The Met in Abertillery, Effie and I had the pleasure of such chat with our sponsors from Tudor Brewery, and also past school students of mine from Ebbw Vale, a great ending to an excellent show.

We have heard of the sad passing of Adam’s grandmother recently and out thoughts and prayers go to him and his family at this time.

After our Chapter gig, we will be planning our visit to Germany; for the second year in succession Princess Heide von Hohenzollern has invited us to perform at Burg Namedy in the beautiful Rhineland.  More about that next month.

We hope you can get along to our last UK performance of Inspired, and join us for a chat on June 6th, please let us know what you think of the show.

Box Office Links INSPIRED Spring Tour 2103

Missing Pages
Photo Paul Trask

Please find below our spring/summer touring dates for INSPIRED

Tuesday March 5th 2013  7.30pm – Laban Theatre Creekside, London

Tuesday March 12th  7.30pm – Coleg Morgannwg Nantgarw, Cardiff Wales Box Office: 01443 663013

Saturday March 16th 2013  7.30pm – Canolfan Uchledre, Holyhead, Wales

Thursday May 16th 2013  7.30pm – The Met Abertillery, Wales

Thursday June 6th 2013  7.30pm – Chapter Arts, Cardiff

August 12th – 16th 2013 – Burg Namedy Germany




Winter Dance Faktry Festival

Abertillery Youth Dance Company
Photo Paul Trask

Our next performance will be on Saturday 17th November 2012 at 7.30pm at The Met, Abertillery NP13 1AL

We will be showcasing our work in the community and will be presenting the work of 2 emerging professional companies:

Exim Dance (Plymouth)
Ceyda Tanc Dance (London)

Our company dancer Adam Murphy will be making a work for children in the Abertillery area, and our youth volunteer Olivia Davies will be making her choreographic debut making work with the children of Six Bells.


Ticket prices £8 and £6 (early bird prices £7 and £5 if purchased before the day of the show)

Box Office 01495 322510 (9am – 5pm week days)