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Chloe Loftus - photography by Keith Morris 

As the National Dance Company Wales, the company are delighted to support independent artists based in Wales including Karol Cysewski as their new Dance Buddy, and Chloe Loftus as the Dance House Resident for March.

Karol Cysewski, who is originally from Poland and was a dancer for National Dance Company Wales is currently touring Wales with his latest production, Pixilates Squid, which incorporates weird science and inspiration from Professor Brian Cox’ Wonders of the Universe. Karol will be NDCWales 'Dance Buddy' for the next 2 years.

The Dance Buddy Scheme, connected to Creu Cymru’s Wales wide scheme, is an innovative programme that places artist-development hand-in-hand with audience-development. It’s an opportunity for independent dance artists to be connected to a theatre or arts organisation in a co-mentoring partnership with the ultimate aim being to increase the quantity and quality of Wales-made work available for audiences.

National Dance Company Wales’ Artistic Director, Caroline Finn said “I find Karol's work both engaging and intelligent and was keen to support his career development in some way. Over the next two years we will be supporting his research and development, rehearsals, mentoring and also he will be working with our company dancers and our Youth Ensemble group, Associates on a few exciting projects.”

 

Following the success with the first Dance House Residency with Cai Tomos in Autumn 2015, NDCWales will be running annual opportunities for more independent artists to have a weeklong residency to research and develop their ideas at their home in Cardiff Bay. 

 

Once again NDCWales received a high standard of applications from a wide range of Wales based artists. This Spring's Dance House Resident will be Chloe Loftus who is keen to develop her bungee assisted dance which she had learnt in Berlin and is keen to create a solo piece of work in the future.

 

Chloe Loftus said, “I am delighted to have been chosen to have a weeklong residency at the Dance House in March. I have been interested in and eager to try bungee-assisted dance for the last few years and, in July 2015, I created the opportunity when I was awarded a three-week residency at Lake Studios Berlin. Completely self-taught, through play and improvisation, it was like learning to dance again as the familiar pulls of gravity and capacity for suspensions are altered. Since my return to Cardiff I have not had the opportunity to continue developing this work due to the need for adequate space and studio facilities. I feel the Dance House Residency would offer the perfect opportunity to continue to develop these first explorations into richer vocabulary and move towards the creation of a short solo work.

 

NDCWales Artistic Director said, “We were thrilled with the level of interest and quality of applications from such a wealth of Wales based artists. The originality of Chloe's application intrigued me and the opportunity for her to make big steps in the development of her practice by using our space which could facilitate setting up a bungee. I felt, in this case, that the residency would be an invaluable week of work- that Chloe would really be able to make great use of the time and space that the residency offers .

The residency is a great opportunity to allow Wales based artists to develop and research ideas in a studio space environment and with support from the National Dance Company Wales team. Our last Resident, Cai Tomos developed his project with older people and we saw some truly amazing work evolving. We want the Dance House to be a home for dance and dancers, and we are really excited that we can now offer residencies on a biannual basis.”

Chloe Loftus is a Wales based artist who has worked with Sioned Huws Dance Company, Marc Rees (Adain Avion Cultural Olympiad), Citrus Arts, Kitch N Sync, National Theatre Wales and more recently, Walk the Plank’s projects with Wales Millennium Centre, Ar Waith Ar Daith. Chloe formed her own dance company ('Chloe Loftus Dance') in 2006 and will be touring her new piece, Act of Strangers this Summer, which was commissioned by Articulture and the Wales Outdoor Arts Commissioning Consortium 

National Dance Company Wales wants to continue to support the dance sector in Wales and there will be future opportunities for Dance House Residencies. Please see website for future announcements.

www.ndcwales.co.uk