Where did the time go!

Quick round up of the three-years:

The diverse programme included new innovative ways of presenting dance, touring stage productions, artist development schemes, research opportunities and site-specific projects in the community. It supported small to large-scale productions of different styles and aesthetics and offers various support mechanisms for the growth of dance artists and collaborators. Coreo’s programme has been developed to encompass new and existing audiences, venues and sites whilst establishing and nurturing partnerships across Wales and internationally.

The initiative has managed and produced 18 productions (including 4 international co-productions) with 17 different organisations supporting the creative development of 20 choreographers, 89 professional dance artists, 62 community dancers and 81 collaborators.

It supported a further 48 productions and choreographers with 9 organisations, 61 performers, 40 community dancers and 7 collaborators through its sector developments programmes. These include 11 projects involving over 75 artists, the Dance Shorts programme, Wales Dance Platforms, GaGa Workshop with NDCW and recommended and supported Wales based artists presented as part of British Dance Edition 2014. In total 369 individuals have been supported within its initial three year programme.


In the last year alone….

In May and June 2014 the Dance Roads artist took their work on a successful tour to venues in Canada, France, Italy and the Netherlands, hosted by the DROP partners. Chapter hosted the final performance in Cardiff, Wales of the emerging choreographers and we were sad to see them leave. We hope to announce new developments for Dance Roads taking us forward for the coming years.

In June 2014, (In)visible Dancing (pictured) in partnership with Protein Dance supported five local dance artists and presented ten performances in Cardiff city centre including a large-scale finale with local community dancers and musicians. The general public were blown away by the unfolding scenes and really got into the performance in the middle of the busy main shopping street.

In July the annual Blyshdance in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre supported Wales based performers through the commissioning of work ‘The Bomb In My Pacific’,  by acclaimed multi award winning international choreographer Javier de Frutos. Super Furry Animals keyboard player and production wizard Cian Ciarán who joined forces to create the 2014 Blyshdance extravaganza accompanied by his new band Zefur Wolves.

In August the National Theatre Wales collaboration saw Sally Marie’s work based on Welsh composer Morfydd Owen developed further within it second stage ‘Work in Progress’ and presented at the Dance House. Also in August the Welsh Dance Strand headed off to Edinburgh for an amazing opportunity to showcase the dance talents of Taikabox, Harnisch Lacey Dance, Jo Fong and Kitsch & Sync at Zoo Southside. The Welsh Dance Strand successfully presented a dynamic and diverse programme of shows from 18 – 25th August 2014 at Zoo Southside.

The innovative Dance Dome in collaboration with 4Pi Productions created three 360º dance films, two of which received international awards and have been presented internationally at various fulldome theatres and planetariums. The Dance Dome has toured across Wales and was presented at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and Macau, China.