What we have done lately:
September 2010 – July 2011
Matrioska by Tiago Guedes (Portugal)
In partnership with Migrations, we’ve brought a children’s show which had toured to 100 countries, and for the first time to Wales in Galeri Caernarfon.
We have been into schools around Conwy, Gwynedd and Ynys Môn working with children to create their own version of the show.
“Very constructive as the classes ran in weekly sequence”
“Children looked forward to the weekly sessions”
“We were very satisfied with the lessons and the tutor and believe that we had had value for money”
MATRIOSKA Ysgol Moelfre 2011
"Very useful, a chance for the pupils to offer ideas and develop artistically. Everything was fantastic."
MATRIOSKA YSGOL BORTHYGEST 2010
Striking Attitudes / Dance film
With people from Cwm Penmachno (Conwy) we worked with professional choreographers and a film maker to take part in making a dance film on located in the old quarry of the village. An extremely moving experience for all of us.
"Happy spellbound and enjoyed every minute of workshop’" Vivienne L.
"Creative, physically magical" Sue S.
October 2010 & January 2011
We were commissioned by Goleuo (October) and then by Venue Cymru (January) to organise Flash Mobs.
What's a Flash Mob?
A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief time, then disperse.
They are fantastic fun and have been done all over the world and we brought them to Betws y Coed and Llandudno!
"I never thought it could be so much fun! My kids and I loved it!" a participant
"It was so exciting! I felt so happy after having done it! I just wanted to do it again and again!" a participant
28 January 2011
Wet Sounds: we were commissioned by Bangor Sound City to create a choreography for Wet Sounds an underwater alternative music performance at Bangor Swimming Pool! Float, swim and dive in water filled with sounds from special underwater speakers.
The performance was sold out and highly acclaimed.
A fantastic opportunity to nurture local talent: Lisa Spaull, with Despina Goula and Angharad Harrop, devised an explosive and visually striking aquatic dance.“astonishingly immediate, inescapable" The Guardian
January – March 2011
Bridging the Gap – Young People Taking the Lead
In partnership with Cwmni’r Fran Wen and Pontio, we have been working with young people at risk in Ysgol Coed Menai and Uned Bryn Llwyd.
Together with the group of artists the young people will be creating a film and experiencing activities ranging from Hip-Hop, Drama, Dance, Capoeira, Drumming, Filming, Editing, Beat Boxing…
18 March 2011
SPIN: BOYS DO DANCE!
Harnisch-Lacey Dance Theatre worked with Dawns i Bawb and a group of 30 boys from Caernarfon schools (Syr Hugh Owen and Ysgol Santes Helen) to create a curtain raiser for their performance in Galeri, a brand new double bill called SPIN a fresh dynamic performance of Urban dance styles of Parkour and Break Dance.
After two days with professional dancers from the company and Dawns i Bawb, the BOYS took the stage with their very own physical and athletic dance.
25 June 2011
Summer Showcase, Galeri
We presented our annual showcase featuring our various community groups and special guests (Hip Hoper Meshach Shadare, Just Chances from Maesgeirchen Bangor, Ysgol Dolbadarn, Ysgol Talwrn, Earthfall) and the brand new commission of ‘Ty Bach Twt’ by Angharad Harrop, as well as her dance film ‘Cynefin’.
What we are planning to do:
We are planning to create a specific choreography with several hundreds of children for the arrival of Adain Avion in Llandudno.
If you want your school to be part of it, contact us now as the number of places will be limited!
Adain Avion is a mobile art space created from the fuselage of a DC-9 airplane, discovered and transformed by Spanish sculptor and designer Eduardo Cajal. Welsh artist Marc Rees will celebrate its twentieth anniversary by bringing Avion to Wales in the summer of 2012.
- Swansea, 24-30 June
- Ebbw Vale, 1-7 July
- Llandudno, 8-14 July
- Llandow 4-11 August
Adain Avion is Wales's Artists taking the lead commission, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales, included in the London 2012 Festival and part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.