Cardiff Dance Festival 2017

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Cardiff Dance Festival 2017 from 8 to 19 of November 2017 will feature works by artists and companies from across Wales, the UK and further afield at Chapter, Dance House and Wales Millennium Centre, culminating in a performance day in Cardiff city centre.

The festival was launched in 2015 and has featured work by leading Wales-based companies and practitioners including National Dance Company Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Eddie Ladd alongside work from UK and international artists such as ZooNation, Dana Michel and Igor and Moreno.

This year, productions will include Liz Roche Company’s Wrongheaded (Chapter, 8 November), National Dance Company Wales’ Roots (Dance House, 13 and 14 November), Jo Fong’s Ways of Being Together (Chapter, 19 November), Compagnie Philippe Saire’s Black Out (Dance House, 10 and 11 November), Barrowland Ballet’s Poggle (Wales Millennium Centre, 10 and 11 November) and Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion’s Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music (Chapter, 14 November).

There will also be a number of open studio and public space events, including maribée—sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse, who will be working on their new production BESIDE. This event will be a free open studio event taking place on Wednesday 15 November at 4PM.

Programmer Chris Ricketts said, “it’s great to be back with a second festival. We had a fantastic response in 2015 and, with the breadth of things taking place, this year’s programme feels even stronger and more international. It’s going to be a cracking twelve days discovering some wonderful dance from around the world.”