NDCWales tours extensively with an innovative and challenging programme of national and international choreographers, whose works it presents in mixed bills. As well as standard performances, it has an interactive show for children and families called Discover Dance; and that, too, will be part of its forthcoming visit to the Linbury (full details below)
The company last performed in London in the Spring of 2018; and the Awakenings triple bill it’s now bringing to the Linbury Theatre includes one work shown then: Marcos Morau’s Tundra.
The award-winning Spaniard Marcos Morau follows a multi-disciplinary approach to art, blending dance, literature, film and photography in search of a new artistic language. Tundra, named after the desolate tree-less landscapes that make up large stretches of the Russian countryside, is inspired by the history and folk tales of Russia and also by its revolution, and aims to revitalise old ideas with renewed meaning.
Besides Tundra, Awakenings includes two other works: Fernando Melo’s Afterimage and Caroline Finn’s Revellers’ Mass.
Originally from Brazil, Fernando Melo has been based in Europe since his mid-teens when he was awarded a scholarship to train at the Vienna State Opera Ballet. Melo has built an international career as a choreographer; among companies he’s collaborated with is the Dutch Introdans, which is also part of the Linbury’s inaugural season.
Afterimage is a brand new work created on NDCWales and will premiere during the Awakenings tour. In it Fernando Melo uses mirrors in a very particular way, so that dancers can appear and disappear, in what’s described as ‘a journey of fleeting images.’
NDCWales Resident Choreographer Caroline Finn presents Revellers’ Mass, a ritualistic work inspired by well-known paintings and historical events. In Revellers’ Mass (pictured up top), an unlikely group gathers for a dinner part where beliefs, tradition and social etiquette are put to the test as behaviours unravel.
As well as Awakenings, NDCWales present an educational programme for children and families, Discover Dance. A relaxed and interactive programme in two parts, firstly the audience get a chance to meet the dancers, go on stage with them and ask questions. In the second half they will watch a performance of Revellers’ Mass.
WHEN: Sunday, 10 March at 14:45
DUR.: 1 hour 30 minutes
TICKETS: £10 – £15
|What||NDCWales, Awakenings, Linbury Theatre Preview|
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
08 Mar 19 – 09 Mar 19, 19:45 Dur.: 2 hours 25 mins inc one interval
|Website||Click to book via the ROH|