Codi image dancers to the back light
NDCWales Presents


by Anthony Matsena

Production Info
15 minutes

Codi is by Anthony Matsena who grew up in Swansea and is about Welsh people who come together to tackle isolation and depression during troubled times. It’s an energetic and uplifting dance about the strength of communities.

Creative Team

Composer: Lara Agar

Costume Design: Anthony Matsena

Lighting Design: Ryan Joseph Stafford

Costume Supervisor: Angharad Griffin


Anthony Matsena

Anthony Headshot

“The piece was dramatically staged in hues of black and red, with lights flashing in the darkness. Despite its bleakness it contained optimism” 

- South Wales Argus 

“Anthony Matsena masterfully captures the plight of the Welsh miner in an ever-increasing claustrophobic encounter.” 

- Arts Scene in Wales 

"The piece’s message – of the importance of our connection to each other and to the earth – was extremely powerful."

- Buzz Magazine 

Aisha in Codi
2 dancers 1 on the floor 1 looking down wearing a headlight