Presented in partnership with Bombastic and Coreo Cymru in association with Wales Millennium Centre, Chapter and Memo Arts Centre.
A free event featuring three short performances and a chance to dance! Enjoy a jam-packed hour of pop-up dance from three of Wales’ most lively companies and witness the amazing dancers twisting & turning, locking & popping. Take part in a short workshop after the performances and try some of the moves that you’ve just seen!
Performances will take place at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm both days and are suitable for all ages. No booking is required, just turn up and enjoy the show. Performances will take place either outside (weather permitting) or within the studio.
Bombastic is a dance, theatre and digital media company for young people based in south Wales.
We create bold, imaginative fantasy environments for children aged four to eleven which are fun and surprising, combining elements of fairy tale magic with contemporary social scenarios.
Wall Flowers, is Bombastic’s brand new show choreographed and performed by Sean Tuan John with dancers Rosalind Haf Brooks and Cêt Haf, (S4C’s Nansi in Follow M). A humorous part-promenade dance performance on the idea of ‘flower’ people that move swiftly and energetically from shy retiring ‘wallflowers’ to colourful exuberance. From ‘hiding’ in the space to moving increasingly closer and inter-acting with the audience until the final ‘blooming’ group happy dance. The performance fuses quirky, idiosyncratic dance with forms of humorous audience interaction and created to appeal to both children and adults.
Gary and Pel is a live action cartoon company based in South Wales, mixing dance, slapstick physical comedy and Tom & Jerry combat. The concept created Alex Marshall Parsons has received commissioned by Coreo Cymru, Dance Shorts, Arts Council of Wales and recently by Articulture Wales to create their latest work CarCrash Wedding.
Gary and Pel have just said “I do” and are driving off into the sunset… It’s the happiest day of their lives until their celebration takes a turn for the worse as their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. What will the bizarre newlyweds do next? Expect wedding bells, chaos and laughter. A 10-minute live action cartoon escapade for all ages to enjoy, featuring slapstick humour and dynamic dance.
Jukebox Collective is a leading creative company for street dance education and performance in the UK. Through its Academy of Performing Arts it nurtures young talents and acts as an agent working with many well-known brands such as Virgin Media, Topshop and Levi’s. Its creative director Liara Barussi has 20 years’ experience of dance, choreography and mentoring dancers including for the BBC Young Dancer series.
Jukebox Collective brings us world-class Hip Hop with BBC Young Dancer finalist Kate Morris’s goofy and charming solo Drifter. Plus, a playful duet made specially for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Wales, that is sure to have you bobbing along.