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Bangalore company visits NDCWales

Posted on March 27, 2012


stemThis spring, Natya STEM Dance Kampni of Bangalore will visit Brecon, Swansea, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Wrexham as part of an artistic exchange with National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales).


On the tour, Natya STEM will present Vajra (which means “diamond”), a multimedia production that uses the Indian classical style kathak, martial arts and contemporary dance. In Sanjog, six dancers show off the virtuosity of the kathak style.


The relationship between Natya STEM and NDCWales began in August 2010 through a British Council grant. In December 2011, NDCWales was hosted by Natya STEM in India, performing in three Indian cities and taking part in local workshops and other events.


“Our ongoing relationship with Natya STEM Dance Kampni provides a fascinating insight into dance cultures from other countries. This tour gives Welsh audiences the chance to see this beautiful and compelling performance,” said artistic associate and NDCWales founder Roy Campbell-Moore.



Tour dates:


April 30            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon


May 3              Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea


May 5              Dance House, Cardiff


May 9              Muni Arts Centre, Pontyprydd


May 11            Theatr Stiwt, Wrexham



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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