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Young Welsh Talented Dancers seek support to perform at International Festival


National Dance Company Wales’ Youth Ensemble, the Associates, has been chosen from a number of young international talented groups to perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival this August. This is the first time the Associates have been asked to perform at the festival but they need the public’s support to get them there to represent Wales.


For over 20 years NDCWales’ Associates have been supporting and developing Welsh dance talent for the national and international stage, many of whom have gone on to dance professionally with companies such as Wayne McGregor, Rambert and also  National Dance Company Wales. The Associates programme for 14-19 year olds is held at the home of National Dance Company Wales, The Dance House in Cardiff, and the programme focuses on improving creative and technical dance skills, along with performances which take place throughout the year. 


This is the first time the Associates have been invited to perform on the international stage alongside some of the best young artists across the globe. The Aberdeen Youth International Festival is held from 29 July to 6 August. Over the years AIYF has hosted more than 27,500 young people) making it one of the biggest and most successful gatherings of youth talent held anywhere in the world.


NDCWales Artistic Director Caroline Finn, said; “We are incredibly proud of our Associates programme and especially of the latest piece created for them by one of our own professional dancers Mathieu Geffré. His work, Le Bal really serves to show the quality of dance that is coming out of Wales at the moment. The Festival is a unique opportunity for these young dancers to have an extraordinary learning opportunity through workshops, networking, exchanging ideas and performing, but we very much need the public’s support to help them get there.”


To help raise the funds needed to send the young talented Associates to the Aberdeen Youth International Festival, National Dance Company Wales, with the Associates’ friends and families are organising a number of events for the public to support - including a sponsored Bike Ride from Merthyr Tydfil to the Dance House in Cardiff Bay, and a spectacular Associates Gala.


On 7 May, the home of the Associates and National Dance Company Wales, The Dance House, will be transformed into a venue for a spectacular Gala, where supporters will be greeted by the professional NDCWales dancers. They will then be treated to a performance of NDCWales’ new piece, Folk, followed by a special performance by the young Associates and their chosen piece for the Aberdeen International Youth Arts Festival, Le Bal. There will be fabulous raffle prizes and all proceeds will be going towards the Associates going to Aberdeen.


Chief Executive, Paul Kaynes said, “This will be a special evening where your support can really make a difference. It will be a wonderful event celebrating our talented young Associates and a chance to see them perform before their trip to Aberdeen. If you are unable to make this special evening there are many other ways you can support the Associates. Donations can now be taken through Just Giving. We really need your support and donations to help make their dreams come true.”


The Associates Gala Extravaganza will be held at the Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Saturday 7 May at 6.30pm. Tickets are £25 each plus booking fee. Tickets much be purchased in advance through www.ndcwales.co.uk / 029 2063 6464.


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