In Gwyn Emberton's new show RAFT, five people, each with a different heritage and background, find themselves in a world far away from home, in a land they do not recognise, hearing a language they do not understand. As they realise their own otherness, against a backdrop of questionable politics, a half-hearted curiosity, and sincere compassion, the question about who they are is turned on its head.
Bringing together five of the company’s extraordinary dancers with a local cast, this powerful work combines searing choreography with a new soundtrack by sound artist Siôn Orgon, exquisite lighting by Aideen Malone (Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre) and surprising design by Becky Davies.
“Mesmerising and mercurial” – ASIW
“A standard-setter for Welsh dance” – Wales Arts Review
How can I be involved?
Gwyn Emberton Dance is looking for local people from age 14+, who might be interested in joining the company to perform their new work RAFT this autumn. Participants should be based in/around Aberystwyth, Newtown, Brecon, Llanelli, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, Caernarfon, Newport and Cardiff.
In exchange for a one day introductory workshop in September or October, participants will join the company on stage, as the local cast for the performance in their town/area.
What will happen at the workshop?
Participants will learn about the making of RAFT, and explore physical themes and ideas behind the work. They will also meet the rest of the local cast and members of the company.
What will happen at the performance?
The evening before the performance, the local cast will join the company on stage, learn what they will do in a rehearsal setting. The following afternoon/evening the local cast will join the company for a dress rehearsal and then the performance.
How do I sign up?
If you or your group are interested, please get in touch with Lara Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org by or by phone on +44 7545 562524.
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