Welsh dancers to visit Aberdeen

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The NATIONAL Dance Company Wales (NDCW) visits His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on Tuesday, April 30, on the company’s 30th birthday tour.

It will present a spellbinding triple bill of exhilarating dance from a trio of award-winning choreographers.

Launched as Diversions in Cardiff in 1983 by dancers and choreographers Roy Campbell-Moore and Ann Sholem, the company was awarded national status in 1999 and became National Dance Company Wales, touring internationally and performing a repertory of contemporary dance created by established choreographers of repute.

The spring programme celebrates the journey from an emerging dance company to an internationally-recognised and exciting name in contemporary dance.

One of the three pieces is ‘Dream’ from world-celebrated choreographer Christopher Bruce, a breathtaking celebration of the excellence and achievement of Britain in its Olympic year. ‘Dream’ has received standing ovations from London to Shanghai as audiences have been swept away by dance that rejoices in the sheer exuberance of physical movement.

Exploring the fantasy and ritual of weddings, the renowned Angelin Preljocaj’s ‘Noces’ is an astonishing spectacle of dynamic movement and evocative costumes performed to Igor Stravinsky’s exquisite score, ‘Les Noces’.

Award-winning dancer and house choreographer Eleesha Drennan presents her latest work ‘Virtual Descent’ with a recording of a newly-commissioned percussion concerto from BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ resident composer Mark Bowden.

Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com or at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.