Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £11
The Sanctuary, created by Wales based choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis, is a one act duet dance work that invites the audience on a journey to reach within and embrace their sanctuary – An intimate place during a time where refuge and tranquillity are starved for mankind. The one-hour dance creation demonstrates the various phases of an emotional journey that reflects two human beings’ personal life experiences. The Sanctuary includes original writing compositions by Welsh born, up and coming writer, Tomos O’Sullivan, with music by various UK and international artists, including original music by American vocalist, Lashondra Lankford. The Sanctuary is suitable for audiences of all ages.
Run Time: 60 minutes, no interval
MJ Willis Project- Inc.
Engage. Explore. Experience
Photo: Yuval Moyal
Sunday 12 June at 2pm & 6pm
Tickets - £13.25
The Dance Centre returns to the stage with ’Metamorphosis’. Our Creative Director was inspired by the student’s journey of the past two years, moments and emotions experienced in unique lows and highs. Choreographed by our gorgeous team and interpreted and performed through beautiful music by all the Dance Centre Students from our littlest to biggest! A chance for them to showcase their talent through a celebration ofhow we have changed and grown in the face of adversity!
The Dance Centre alongside our stage school, The Stage Centre, train over 200 Students a week from Pre-School through to adult. Taught by an exceptional team, the Centres have built astrong reputation of excellence in both training and performance with many of our students progressing to top Conservatoires. Our Alumni are now Olivier Nominated and Bafta winning.
Showcasing: Tap, Ballet, Modern, Street and Contemporary Dance, and featuring our award winning Dance World Cup Finalist Elite Squad, there is something for everyone in this special production!
www.theperformancecentres.co.uk The Dance Centre ISTD Accredited Studio and The Stage Centre for Performing Arts
Monday 27, Tuesday 28 (AUDIO DESCRIBED), Wednesday 29 June at 1pm (RELAXED PERFORMANCE)
Tickets - £15 (red seats) and £11 (yellow seats), concessions - £13 (red seats) and £9.50 (yellow seats)
Choreography and Interpretation
Amy Doughty & Darius James OBE
Siân Trenberth Photography
DREAM is a vibrant, fresh,and innovative new full-length ballet based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Working with Award-Winning instrumentalist and composer Frank Moon, Ballet Cymru have createda magical, gender bending world of fairies, lovers, and bewitching enchantment.
DREAM is a sparkling re-interpretation in ballet for the 21st Century and features Ballet Cymru’s groundbreaking dancers, stunning video projection, and innovative choreography from Artistic Directors Darius James OBE and Amy Doughty.
“A timeless Triple Bill of gripping New Works, featuring 8 of Wales’ most exciting dancers.”
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2021 debut production of The Nutcracker, Rubicon Dance Company will be returning to Riverfront Theatre, Newport, for its inaugural TRIPLE BILL, premiering 3 gripping world premieres that celebrate the launch of a new dance company for Wales.
Choreographer Jamiel Laurence
Composer Sonia Killmann
Choreographer Anna Watkins
Soundtrack by Bawren Tavaziva & Zosia Jagodzinska
Choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis
Composers Schubert, Jordan O Jordan & J.S. Bach
Designs by Rhiannon Matthews
Set Design Tancred Ingram
TRIPLE BILL will present audiences with a series of timeless danced expressions of relatable human experiences shared across past, present, and future.
Bringing Sci-Fi to the stage, Jamiel Laurence’s new work “Read-Only Memory” will explore how the technology of the far future may be used to manipulate human memory, forcing us to relive deeply personal experiences from a new perspective. Drawing inspiration from the “DUNE” series of novels by sci-fi author Frank Herbert, the work will feature exciting new designs by Rhiannon Matthews and be accompanied by a newly commissioned composition from Scotland-based composer Sonia Killmann.
The programme will also premiere a newly commissioned work from award winning U.K. choreographer Anna Watkins. Anna's first work for the company “24HR” will explore a ‘therapy room’ told through her powerful and athletic choreographic language. Drawing on shared experiences of depression, the humanity of the work will be found through her courageous self-exploration laid bare before the audience; With an original soundtrack created by Bawren Tavaziva & Zosia Jagodzinska.
Marcus Willis’ “High Jinks” transports the audience to an evening of boisterous antics amongst a familiar group of folks. Bringing the work to the U.K. for the first time, High Jinks is a reimagined and extended choreographic work, first created in 2016. With all new choreography and utilizing the structural road map from its original inception, the new version of High Jinks will feature a brand-new costume palette designed by Rhiannon Matthews and feature the music of Schubert, J.S. Bach and Jordan OJordan.