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NDCWales first post-COVID tour

Published: 25 March 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Codi at NDCW Credit: Mark Douet

The One Another tour is National Dance Company Wales' first indoor England and Wales tour since the start of the pandemic, although they continued to create online and outdoor performances.

The tour opened in Derby, and will be heading to Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, London, Cardiff, Swansea, Huddersfield, Mold and Bangor before an online version is made available in May.

Caroline Finn's new piece, Ludo, focuses on the importance of play, rediscovering the spontaneous delights of childhood and the thrill of mind games. Wild Thoughts, a world première, is from Italian choreographer Andrea Costanzo Martini. Following its première in 2019 as part of the NDCWales Roots tour, Codi, by Anthony Matsena, is a story about the strength in communities banding together to tackle the hardships of life through troubled times.

As well as the evening shows, Discover Dance, on offer at some venues, is an hour-long interactive performance where families and schools get to learn some moves from the professional dancers and then watch a section of one of the three dance pieces from the tour.