National Dance Company Wales celebrates 30th on the 30th at HMT

National Dance Company Wales celebrates 30th on the 30th at HMT

The National Dance Company Wales (NDCW) visits His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on Tuesday, April 30 on the company’s 30th birthday tour, with a spellbinding triple bill of exhilarating dance from a trio of award-winning choreographers.

Launched as Diversions in Cardiff in 1983 by dancers and choreographers Roy Campbell-Moore and Ann Sholem, the company was awarded national status in 1999 and became National Dance Company Wales, touring internationally and performing a repertory of contemporary dance created by established choreographers of repute.

Their spring programme celebrates their journey from a fresh and emerging dance company to an internationally-recognised and exciting name in contemporary dance.

One of the three pieces is Dream from world-celebrated choreographer Christopher Bruce, a breathtaking celebration of the excellence and achievement of Britain in its Olympic year. Dream has received standing ovations from London to Shanghai, and Cardiff to Llandudno as audiences have been swept away by dance that rejoices in the sheer exuberance of physical movement.

Exploring the fantasy and ritual of weddings, the renowned Angelin Preljocaj’s Noces is an astonishing spectacle of dynamic movement and evocative costumes performed to Igor Stravinsky’s exquisite score, Les Noces.

Award-winning NDCW dancer and house choreographer Eleesha Drennan presents her latest work Virtual Descent with a recording of a newly-commissioned percussion concerto from BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ resident composer Mark Bowden.

Tickets to the April 30 performance are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Wednesday 10 April

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