a mighty wind dancer in the air
NDCWales Presents

A Mighty Wind

By Jeroen Verbruggen

Production Info
30 minutes
Age guidance: 8+

NDCWales presents A Mighty Wind, by Jeroen Verbruggen, one of Europe’s most exciting choreographers. This high energy, vibrant piece captures the intensity of nature’s elements during a storm, set against the power generated by an alternative rock music concert.

Creative Team

Designer: Jeroen Verbruggen

Sound Design by: James Kennedy

Music: Lifeproof  by And So I Watch You From Afar, I believe in Love by Shalabi Effect, Blip, Piano by Enemies, Sound Effects Library, Swing low sweet Chariot by Diamanda Galas, Air on the “G” String by Natalia Paruz, Tape-Recursion by Because of Ghosts, Local 16 studio by Diabologum, Cheree by Suicide

Lighting Design: Ben Ormerod

Design Consultant: Suzi Dorey

Costume makers: Amy Barrett, Louise Edmunds & Angharad Spencer



Jeroen Verbruggen

Jeroen Verbruggen

“I expected contemporary dance - and I got contemporary dance - but what I didn't expect was to find myself at a rock concert!” 

- Steve Stratford Reviews

“It's really quite exhilarating. To a soundtrack of stadium rock anthems, the dancers let rip, cavorting and moshing and headbanging their way around the stage as if they were at the V Festival, not a provincial seaside theatre.”

“the real stars are already there, feeling the power of the music. Stunning.” 

“A Mighty Wind in my eyes can be many things. I think first of all it's something bigger than ourselves that we want to overcome or try to beat against, but a mighty wind can also be a mighty wind. Also towards the music of the piece, A Mighty Wind can also be the loudness of the rock music as where the sound becomes a mighty wind and basically the piece is kind of I see my piece as a poem, which plays with themes of the winds and overcoming things or trying to erase things like little sections of memories, erase or take along or a mixtures of situations all connected to this almighty winds.”

Jeroen Verbruggen



dancers in a group holding heads in strange positions
dancer looking into smoke
2 dancers in a close embrace
3 images of dancers close to a microphone