Cardiff Dance Festival 2017

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The biennial Cardiff Dance Festival, launched in 2015, takes place this year between 8 and 19 November 2017.

There will be performances by artists and companies from across Wales, the UK and further afield at Chapter, the Dance House and Wales Millennium Centre.

Productions confirmed for the festival include Liz Roche Company’s Wrongheaded (Chapter, 8 November), National Dance Company Wales’ Roots (Dance House, 13 and14 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).

The Interruption project, part of India Wales, is a season of collaboration between the two countries to mark the UK-India Year of Culture featuring artists from Basement 21 in Chennai working with artists from Wales, culminating in a performance day in Cardiff city centre on Friday 17 November.

There will also be open studio and public spaces events including maribée – sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse, who will be working on their new production, BESIDE.

Festival 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.”