NATIONAL Dance Company Wales is to tell stories of rugby, mining communities and passionate love affairs when it brings its new Roots tour to Mold.

Freshly returned from supporting Wales’ Rugby World Cup squad in Japan performing its new rugby-themed work, National Dance Company Wales prepares to score its next winning goal; to ensure that its work can be enjoyed by all people, in all of Wales, so that everyone across the nation can feel welcome and inspired to try contemporary dance and experience the magic of movement.

Roots, which comes to Theatr Clwyd on November 7 and 8, showcases four of the company’s favourite pieces made in Wales, including one by Swansea raised choreographer Anthony Matsena.

Each is short and dynamic and tells a unique story through dance; exploring relatable themes of Welsh life and culture.

Thought provoking and light-hearted, the performances and discussion are designed for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Each dance piece is introduced to help everyone find their own meanings within the stories and followed by a Q&A session to share behind the scenes secrets of the choreographers and dancers.

The four short works included in the evening include a brand-new piece of work entitled Codi, which is about Welsh people who come together to tackle isolation and depression during troubled times inspired by miners and their families, Rygbi: Annwyl i mi / Dear to me which celebrates rugby in Wales and highlights the hopes, glory and passion of rallying together on and off the pitch, Écrit which is a duet is performed by a female dancer and a giant silhouette of her lover and Why Are People Clapping!? which uses rhythm as a driving force.

The Roots tour is part of a four year programme to develop dance in new places across Wales supported by a grant from the Esmée Fairburn Foundation.

As part of the Roots programme, there will be over 40 workshops delivered to primary and high school children, refugee groups, dance and theatre groups, groups for older people and the general public, so that they can learn more about the dance pieces and some of the movements from the performances. Some of the groups will be able to perform their work on the night before the show in Cardiff and Pwllheli.

Further information can be found at and across social media @ndcwales #roots2019

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