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NDCWales Presents


by Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Rugby is a game that connects different communities across the country and in an international arena where Welsh bodies perform with power, passion and skill.

Our new project, Rygbi, connects NDCWales’ expertise in dance to the nation’s expertise in rugby and celebrates teams who work together to carry the hopes and dreams of communities through committed performances on stage and on the pitch. It also uses dance to show the strength and beauty of the communities that support them.

Creative Team

Choreographer: Fearghus Ó Conchúir and performers

Composer: Tic Ashfield

Costume designer: Carl Davies

Costume Assistant: Angharad Griffin


Fearghus Ó Conchúir

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The Rygbi project includes:

  • Workshops, chats, hang outs, playing and dancing with diverse rugby clubs and their communities of support, to get to the heart of the sport and everyone involved.
  • A range of participation work available for all ages that connects the passion for rugby with the joy of dance
  • A  series of live performances for indoor or outdoor settings and for venues of different sizes – some with the professional dancers of NDCWales, some with other movement experts and enthusiasts.

Rygbi was performed in various formats including: 

Outdoors at the National Eisteddfod 2019 Rygbi: Annwyl i mi / Dear to me

In Japan to coincide with the Rugby World Cup 2019 Rygbi: Annwyl i mi / Dear to me

As part of Roots 2019 in small rural venues Rygbi: Annwyl Dear

As part of our 2020 Spring tour to larger venues  Rygbi: Yma / Here