NDCWales streams Ed Myhill’s Clapping

Published: 12 June 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Ed Myhill Credit: Kirsten McTernan

Following its first live-streamed dance performance of Alexandra Waierstall’s 2067: Time and Time and Time, National Dance Company Wales will stream a one-off live performance of Ed Myhill’s Clapping created via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook on Thursday 25 June at 7PM followed by a live Q & A.

Company dancer Myhill created the piece originally for NCDWales Alternative Routes in 2018, and it toured across Wales in 2019. The extended version, Why Are People Clapping?! will be part of the company's tour of Europe in December 2020 and its spring UK repertoire in 2021.

From 8 June, there will be classes for young people and those with restricted mobility based on the dance piece, as well as an insight into the rehearsals process in two Open Rehearsals on Facebook and Instagram. Audiences will be able to join the company on 11 and 18 June to watch how rehearsals are developing and to ask questions on Facebook Live.

Associate Director Lee Johnson said, “this uplifting dance piece is immediately relatable as you bounce from a tennis match to a rendition of 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes', to a dance-off, and from these into full-bodied, energetic & joyous dancing. The choreography is sophisticated and witty yet laidback and down to earth."