Dance Roads 2016

Bordeaux 19 & 20 May / Turin 25 May / Bucharest 28 & 29 May / Arnhem 2 & 3 June  / Cardiff 7 & 8 June


the UK leg of the tour on Tues 7 & Wed 9 June / 8pm 

Tickets £12 / £10 or T. 029 2030 4400 

See the Dance Roads 2016 Trailer 
Dance Roads is an international partnership programme supporting the development of innovative choreographers from France, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and Wales. The touring programme of five short works promises a diverse evening of quality contemporary dance, ideal for the first time dance audience and regular attenders.

Join the Dance Roads artists for an after show talk on Wednesday 9 June to hear about the artists experience of being part of the programme and to feedback on their work.

Warning this programme contains male and female nudity.


Gwyn Emberton – Wales
‘Of the Earth, from where I came’ is inspired by Dylan Thomas’ poem Fern Hill. Taking the poem’s theme of time and reflection. The solo performed by Albert Garcia, presented as part of the curated programme at British Dance Edition 2016, is a short, tight exploration of how the body builds and grows but this in itself is what destroys it as time passes through it.

Claudia Catarzi – Italy
Qui, ora’  has been presented at numerous European platforms and examines how the body reacts on stage co-created by space, costumes, sounds and the proximity of the audience. All of these aspects decide in the given moment – “here and now”, “qui, ora” – about the form of gesture and rhythm, about each step and movement of this intimate journey.

Compagnie Adéquate – France
Nœuds (Knots) is a multi award winning comical and touching embroilment which looks at the perpetual research of the genders – sometimes complex, sometimes twisted. A man-woman duet materialises from an embrace and reveal themselves in a movement both fluid and violent, where humour and mime summon dance in an allegory of love with baroque accents and light or biting energy.

Jasper Van Luijk – The Netherlands 
Yonder’ is a solo for dancer Jefta Tanate and a light-installation; a work on the inevitable relationship between man(kind) and time. Many people dream about traveling in time but isn’t our whole existence one long journey through time? Yonder is a search for the beginning and the end of time within the lifecycle of one man by award winning choreographer Jasper Van Luijk.

Cristina Lilienfeld – Romania
Lay(ers) is about vulnerability and the fight to get inside the emotional body, a continuous dialogue between sound, tactile sense and movement. The starting point for Lay(ers) was an image of the human skin and how it changes with time, how it peels off and always regenerates. Skin offers a very expressive view of life, movement, death and raises questions such as; what guards the skin, what hidden emotions or needs are transmitted through skin and what’s the memory of skin.