English / Cymraeg


28 minutes

Choreographer: Caroline Finn

Visual Artist, Set & Design: Joe Fletcher

Set & Design: Joe Fletcher

Music: Barcarola (Offenbach and Giraud) by Mantavoni and his Orchestra, Midnight Waltz by Adam Hurst, O Zorbas by Mikis Theodorakis, Homo Fugit velut umbra by Christina Pluhar & L’Arpeggiata, Black Gold by Armand Amar + Sarah Nemtanu, Pepa by Carles Santos, Threnody by Goldmund

Lighting Design: Joe Fletcher

Costume Design: Gabriella Slade

Costume Maker: Amy Barrett, Rhiann Houlihan

Dancers: Josef Perou, Camille Giraudeau, Matteo Marfoglia, Mathieu Geffré, Àngela Boix Duran, Elena Thomas, David Pallant, Josie Sinnadurai, Ed Myhill

“ I love watching people; their quirks and idiosyncrasies, and the way they function in different social scenarios. So I wanted to make a piece which is largely about social dynamics – exploring the relationships between people and how they behave when they are in a group compared to how they behave when they are on their own. What makes people form a group or a particular connection with someone? What ostracises people from a group and how does this affect their behaviour?

“ I was also inspired by the variety and expressions of the characters and communities you see in old 17th and 18th century oil paintings and encouraged the dancers to create their own characters for the piece based on some of these oil paintings.

“ I wanted to create a surreal-yet-familiar community for the characters in the piece to exist in – pushing the fine line between fantasy and reality; a world which is not immediately identifiable or recognisable, yet which we can all relate to on some level.”

                                         Caroline Finn

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"Two hours of beautifully choreographed dance performed with the utmost skill and precision.”
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What makes the production a success is its accessibility to both dance fans and the uninitiated. All three pieces are emotionally engaging, the audience drawn as much to the stories being told as they are to the quality of the dancing.”***** Western Mail 

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Caroline Finn

Dance House / Wales Millennium Centre / Pierhead Street / Cardiff Bay / CF10 4PH

Tŷ Dawns / Canolfan Mileniwm / Stryd Pen y Pier / Bae Caerdydd / CF10 4PH

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