English / Cymraeg


35 mintues

Choreographer: Roy Assaf

Music: Uoon I, Alva Noto (Vrioon Electronic) Enta Omri, Umm Kulthum (Original 1964 Live Recording)

Lighting Design: Omer Sheizaf

Costume Design: Angharad Matthews

Costume Maker: Deryn Tudor, Angharad Griffiths



“When National Dance Company Wales first approached me, I was inspired by the choral music De Profundis, But during my time in Cardiff, this music did not fit the people, the place, the Company, the characters. We played around in the studio with many voice and movement exercises and different soundtracks and Profundis started to evolve with creative input from the wonderfully generous dancers, including a short story written by Josef Perou.
From my point of view, there are no boundaries when it comes to the mediums through which we express
ourselves. And using spoken word in this piece felt right. So Arvo Pärt’s De Profundis was eventually cut! But
sometimes the most beautiful moments are created when you make a mistake, or switch things around,
or make a last minute tweak and the work comes into its own… This is a Company where you really feel the
people; it was a very special encounter.”


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Roy Assaf

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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