Welsh Dance Strand

During 2016 the Coreo commissioned work ‘Into the Water’ by Up & Over It, presented @ The Space, Surgeon’s Hall between 11th and 21st August.

Supported by an Arts Council of Wales’ Wales in Edinburgh grant.

Internationally renowned folk-dance duo Up & Over It, present an immersive adventure for the whole family through dance, percussion and video. With music by British nouveau folk artists, this foot-stomping, hand-tapping show reinvents folk dance in a fresh and innovative way.

The List -★★★★ “Brilliant and original…Glittering with more homemade inventions and brassy-coloured toys than an 80s sci-fi movie”

Edinburgh Festival Magazine -★★★★ “a highly sensory experience of projected lights, music, and rhythmic dance routines that keeps the attention of even the youngest children who peer forward on their seats and whisper in amazement to their parents.” 

One4Review -★★★★ “An absolute delight…a great exhibition of dance and theatre” “If you get a chance to go, then please do, you will not regret it”

Arts Award Voice -★★★★ “Psychedelic and beautiful…a delight for all the senses”, “Great for all ages and truly beautiful”

Fest Mag – Father & Child Reviewer / Columnists “This was straight up one of the best kids shows I’ve ever seen at the festival”

The Times – Donald Hutera “Brimming with rhythm and neat, fast footwork…this is dancing that is precise and polished, delivered with spontaneous zest” (Paywall)


Welsh Dance Strand 2015:

Four companies will be provided with additional marketing support including a poster distribution campaign, advertising, PR support, video promo’s etc to add value and maximise resources through the sharing of marketing tools, personnel and performance packages.

The following companies have been approached to be part of the Welsh Dance Strand 2015 including

  • Coreo Cymru’s Associate Artist 2015 Gwyn Emberton Dance’s ‘My People’.
  • Coreo co-production with Sally Marie’s Sweetshop Revolution ‘I loved you and I loved you’.
  • Theatr Genedlaethol with Eddie Ladd ‘Dawns Ysbrydion’.
  • Light, Ladd and Emberton’s ‘Caitlan’.

Welsh Dance Strand 2014:

Celebrating the diversity and quality of dance in Wales the programme included performances fusing contemporary dance, parkour and breakdance, dance movement and technology, dance immersion and audience participation as well as dating and dance theatre!

The pilot Welsh Dance Strand successfully presented a dynamic and diverse programme of shows at Zoo Southside from 18 – 25th August 2014 with ticket sales exceeding all expectations and several high profile reviewers in attendance.

Produced by Coreo Cymru, the showcase saw Fringe debuts for;

  • Coreo Associate Artist 2012 TaikaBox’s ‘Beyond the Body’.
  • Coreo Associate Artist 2013 Harnisch Lacey Dance’s ‘SPIN’.
  • Coreo Associate Artist 2014 Jo Fong’s An Invitation…
  • Coreo commissioned work by Kitsch & Sync Collective’s ‘Last Chance Romance’.

This project was supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ scheme, Wales in Edinburgh.