For one night only audiences will be able to watch a full evening programme of dance by National Dance Company Wales as part of the LIVE in Your Living Room event on 19 June 2020 organised by Déda.
In partnership with Déda and Derby Theatre, LIVE in Your Living Room will showcase three of National Dance Company Wales’ favourite dance pieces to online audiences. The event will be held on Facebook Premiere and audiences will be able to join in from their living room for free on Friday 19 June for one night only.
Natiional Dance Company Wales have a strong partnership with Derby Theatre and Déda as part of its Priority Venue Programme in England and has been committed to developing audiences and participants over the last 3 years. The Company were due to tour to the Derby Theatre in May this year.
Audiences not only in Derby, but across Wales, the UK and the World, will be able to watch from their living room during lockdown 3 different pieces of dance, including NDCWales’ most well-loved dance piece, Marcos Morau’s Tundra. Nominated at the UK Theatre Awards 2018 (Best Achievement in Dance) Tundra is a robotically precise dance, which tears pages from history books about Russian folk dance, the USSR and revolution.
As part of the evening programme audiences will also be able to watch NDCWales’ Rygbi: Annwyl i mi / Dear to me by Fearghus Ó Conchúir which is a short outdoor dance performance, filmed at the National Eisteddfod 2019. Rygbi: Annwyl I Mi / Dear to Me celebrates rugby in Wales and the hopes, glory and passion of rallying together on and off the pitch. The sport fuses speed with skill, camaraderie and pride and brings together communities. The piece toured to Japan alongside the Rugby World Cup last year.
The final dance piece in the LIVE in Your Living Room is the clever and emotional Afterimage by Fernando Melo. Another audience favourite, this dance uses two huge mirrors to create a unique and beautiful illusion of appearance and disappearance. Afterimage shows the audience a series of scenes to evoke a personal response from each person without providing a single narrative – it has renewed meaning through the eyes of social distancing.
Phil Hargreaves from Déda,
“We have worked with National Dance Company of Wales for the last three years, along with our partners Derby Theatre. Whilst we are disappointed that we didn’t manage to experience the new programme live, we are delighted to present an evening of works broadcast directly to audiences, in the comfort of their very own living room.”
NDCWales who cancelled their tour only two dates into the KiN tour have recently launched its digital programme to connect and engage with audiences, participants and the sector to offer opportunities to create, join in or watch individual productions for a limited online time. This is the first time an evening of NDCWales’ work has been curated through a venue and community partnership.
Paul Kaynes, Chief Exec of NDCWales said,
“Regrettably and understandably, we were unable to return to Derby this month. We know many of our audiences and participants would have been disappointed not to have seen the Company and we are really excited to present a full evening of work still during lockdown that shows the breadth and the abilities of the dancers.
“We have been working with Déda and Derby Theatre over the last 3 years and audiences for dance have grown for our schools and evening programme. We are so pleased to be part of this event and to not disappoint some audiences who may have missed us this year.”
To attend the event simply book through Deda.co.uk before 19 June. NDCWales Live in Your Living Room will be on 19 June 7.30pm streamed on Déda’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/deda.derby/