We open in a few weeks at our home theatre The Met in Abertillery, South Wales UK – an event which pleases me very much. I’m intensely proud of everything that the company has achieved in the past 10 years in this part of the world. “Abertillery!” people say, ‘the valleys?” more people say with disdain, but I feel passionately that there is a place for high quality professional dance outside of the major cities (albeit these places are needful too). We have developed an audience in the valleys as well as other places, for our work which surpasses audience and participation numbers for many other larger companies and will continue to invite guests and collaborative partners to our studio for as long as we can.
The week has seen the release of our teaser video for Catrin’s new piece d-cay, which has been commissioned for us by RE:Act! It forms part of a 10 minute animated film that accompanies the choreography that will be seen for the first time on May 8th at The Met. During our production week we will undertaking a series of workshops with local dance schools, working in the evenings and days to further develop new audiences for our work, aiming to help with understanding the work that the young dancers will be seeing at the theatre later that week. If you’d like a workshop, do get in touch.
Box office for May 8th 01495 355800, tickets are priced £8 and £6 – the theatre has excellent wheelchair and buggy access and provides free booster seats for children at no extra charge.
It would be great if you could come along to opening night, if not, we perform later in May in Holyhead, North Wales then on to London, Oxford and Germany. See you there!