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Watch Together

Watch some of our most popular pieces, as well as some specially created dance films, and learn about how they were made.

Ed and Flow was created during the Autumn 2020 term of our Dance for Parkinson’s classes online. This Dance film is inspired by Ed Myhill’s Clapping, an online version of the stage version of Why are People Clapping?!, created during COVID 19. As our Dance for Parkinson’s classes moved online, similar to the NDCWales company, we took inspiration from the repertoire and adapted them for this new platform.

Aber Bach takes its title from the name of a cove in West Wales where the sounds of a woollen mill and the sea can be heard. ‘Aber' and ‘Bach’ are found in both Welsh and German, though with different meanings. From this notion, the film, which was filmed at the Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill.

Swyn-gân / Summoning, by poet clare e. potter and dance artist Jo Shapland, listens deeply to instinctive and mystical aspects of communication, how body, land, the nature speak.

‘The Branches of Me’ begins to look at how we find a sense of harmony within a mixed identity in a society that often talks in terms of being ‘White’ or ‘Black’.
"When my Khala speaks, a metallic voice on the phone,  I want to respond ‘زين الحمد الله’ but I have swallowed too many dandelion seeds." Ble Mae Bilaadi? by poet Hanan Issa and Aisha Naamani has been inspired by their own mixed heritage connections and disconnection with Wales.
Triptych was written as a response to a plaque erected 2010 in Brecon, Wales, honouring the slave trader, Captain Thomas Philips. It has since been torn down.

Ust by the National Poet for Wales, Ifor ap Glyn and NDCWales dancer Faye Tan explores the idea of complete harmony between words and movement.

Hirddydd by poet Mererid Hopwood and NDCWales dancer Tim Volleman was inspired by the words from the poem Daw’r Wennol yn ôl i’w nyth’, (‘The Swallow returns to its nest') by Waldo Williams and how the people of South Pembrokeshire lost their homes in similar circumstances to the families of Epynt near Brecon.

August - November

The new digital film project, Plethu/Weave sees four dancers from NDCWales and the four dancers independent sector, partnered with some of Literature Wales’ commissioned poets to create short solo performances during lockdown. 

A live dance event performed via zoom (10 minutes)

Our dancers joined together from across Wales, the world and the web to perform together again over Zoom for a new version of Ed Myhill’s ‘Clapping’

Short Dance Film (1 minute)

Created during the first week of the COVID-19 lockdown, our dancers wanted to highlight that isolation in our homes brought a new immersion in domestic life - but with that a potential to find moments of creativity and personal expression within this new normal.

For International Day of Dance 2020 we shared some of the amazing responses created from our Phrases for Small Spaces during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.

Dance Film (1 minute)

The short video is a thank you to NHS, carers and support workers across the UK and beyond.

'As Live' Class

National Dance Company Wales In partnership with BBC's Culture in Quarantine and BBC Wales Cymru.

Join our professional  contemporary class:  We teamed up with BBC Culture in Quarantine to stream our daily contemporary class world-wide. Watch the recording here- Join in, or just watch and see how we’re continuing to dance together whilst apart.

Dance Film (14 minutes)

Reflections is a touching and uplifting film danced by participants of the NDCWales’ Dance for Parkinson’s programme. The film is the best example of National Dance Company Wales’ ongoing commitment to making dance for every body, and every ability; as it has the power to improve both mental and physical wellbeing.