Wales Dance Symposium

Following on from the successful launch of the Wales Dance Platform in 2011, National Dance Company Wales, Chapter and Sherman Cymru, in partnership with Creu Cymru, are hosting a Wales Dance Symposium (WDS) in June/July 2012.

WDS is a weekend of performances, events and discussions for dance professionals from across Wales – an opportunity to meet up and to see work together. WDS is also the next step in formulating plans for the 2013 Wales Dance Platform, as well as a chance to explore the changing, on-going opportunities for professional dance in Wales.

Friday 29th June
Wales Millennium Centre 

Dance GB

Appearing in Glasgow and Cardiff before making its way to London prior to the opening of the games, Dance GB sees National Dance Company Wales, English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet perform a specially commissioned work by one of three international choreographers taking part in the project. NDCWales will perform a new work by Christopher Bruce, Itzik Galili is creating a piece for English National Ballet, and Martin Lawrance will be collaborating with Scottish Ballet.

Pre-show talk with Ann Sholem (NDCWales), Jane Haworth (ENB), Ashley Page (Scottish Ballet) & Dancers

Call WMC ticket office to book: 029 2063 6464

Dance GB performance

£10-£28 029 2063 6464

Saturday 30th June
Sherman Cymru 

12:00pm – 1:30pm & 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Free Event
Discussion “Presenters & Artists” Guest speaker Kenneth Tharp OBE (Chief Executive of the Place) and then discussions regarding “Presenters & Artists”. Chaired by Chris Ricketts Director of Sherman Cymru.

Wendy Houstoun – 50 ACTS

A warm, intimate and affecting show. 50 Acts is a spirited retaliation against ageism and other modern rubbish involving manifestos, apologies and errors, random acts, small dances and big ideas, ghostly appearances, serious stupidity and much, much more.

Made with the support of Dance 4, Nightingale Theatre, Yorkshire Dance Centre, Arts Admin and Arts Council England.


Book Online
029 2064 6900

Sunday 1st July
Chapter Arts 

12:00pm – 1:30pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Free Event
Discussions – Wales Dance Platform 2013: A chance for you to have input on how Wales Dance Platform 2013 will develop.


Striking Attitudes

Footfalls is a dance/art film from Cardiff-based Striking Attitudes. It celebrates the older dancer, involving both professional dancers (aged 48-64) and a ‘chorus’ of community dancers (aged 50-93) from various regional groups around Wales.


Germany/2011/106mins/subtitled/U. Dir: Wim Wenders. This feature-length dance film takes you on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery, portraying the exhilarating and inimitable art of great German choreographer Pina Bausch.

4:00pm | 029 2030 4400

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