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Welsh Dance | Best of 2017

The critics at Wales Arts Review choose the best dance productions in Wales for 2017. For first time our critics pick the single best show of the year for Welsh Dance in 2017.

Welsh Dance in 2017:

Tundra (Marcos Morau – National Dance Company Wales)

No stranger to delivering ambitious, theatre over multiple performance spaces, Marc Rees directs this new imagining of the 1917 ballet, P.A.R.A.D.E. Jane Oriel casts a critical eye over the production. 

Raft (Gwyn Emberton – Gwyn Emberton Dance)

Jane Oriel reviews, RAFT, the new production from Gwyn Emberton Dance, at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon.

Green House (Caroline Finn – National Dance Company Wales)

This double bill from National Dance Company Wales raises as many questions as it does set affirmations, but one thing that cannot be avoided is that in their Artistic Director (and creator of tonight’s Green House) Caroline Finn they have a world-class creative talent, one who has a singular intellectual vision that is able to meld choreography with artistic vision and produce a corporeal statement of remarkable power. Gary Raymond reviews the production. 

Beside Himself (Caroline Finn – National Dance Company Wales)

Jane Oriel is in Blackwood to review ROOTS by the National Dance Company Wales, a collection of four dances recently performed at the Cardiff Dance Festival.

Profundis (Roy Assaf – National Dance Company Wales)

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And Wales Arts Review’s Best Dance Production of 2017 goes to…





“Every single part of this production is ethereal, heart-stopping magic.”

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