WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Ballet Cymru (formerly Independent Ballet Wales) are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature.
Following its previous sell-out success, Ballet Cymru teams up again with singer Cerys Matthews to reprise the celebrated piece TIR. Inspired by Cerys' album of Welsh Folk Music - which has become the biggest-selling Welsh language album of the past decade - choreographers Darius James and Amy Doughty have used the work to create a unique piece for the company's dancers. Cerys Matthews herself will be performing the music live on stage with the company. For the evening's second performance, Ballet Cymru have collaborated with renowned harpist and Wales-based composer Catrin Finch to create a rich new dance, performed to Catrin's first composition, Celtic Concerto. Closing the evening is Traces Imprinted, a newly commissioned work from award-winning choreographer Marc Brew.