Dance Across Wales
Creu Cymru is working with the National Touring Forum (NRTF) in a project to enable six theatres in Wales who currently programme little or no dance, but who have a stated ambition to engage with and develop local audiences for dance, to present work from the NRTF’s Dance Menu.
The Dance Menu contains eight existing dance pieces from established artists and companies which have been re-choreographed for small-scale presentation. The Dance Menu is curated by NRTF, China Plate and The Place.
The project is funded by Arts Council of Wales and runs from October 2018 until November 2019, with work being presented in Spring 2019 and Autumn 2019. The participating theatres, located in rural areas or small towns, will be able to choose two dance pieces from the menu at a subsidised rate. They will also receive marketing and outreach support, and will work collaboratively with other theatres in the scheme to share ideas and strategies, marketing approaches and evaluation.
Participating theatres are Theatr Colwyn, Ucheldre Centre Holyhead, Neuadd Dwyfor Pwllheli, Parc and Dare Theatre Treorci, The Welfare Ystradgynlais and Ammanford Miners.
In a separate strand, not part of the Creu Cymru project, there are opportunities for Wales-based dance artists to develop their work for rural audiences and village halls through commissioning schemes to support new and existing work.