Celebrating the Older Dancer | Dathlu Dawnswyr Hŷn

Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Title: Celebrating the Older Dancer
Thursday 26th May
Theatr Felinfach
Cost: Tickets are available by calling Box Office on 01570 470697.

Rhuddem Dance Company, which is part of the Community Dance Programme at Theatr Felinfach, began in 2009 specifically for people aged 50+ years and work the same way that you would expect of any dance company, focusing on dance technique as well as developing creative, choreographic and performance skills.

Over the past eighteen months, they have performed on stage, directed by Catherine Young, Dance Officer for Theatr Felinfach, and taken part in a film created by Striking Attitudes Dance Company from Cardiff and funded by the Arts Council of Wales. The dancers are about to embark on yet another performance, due to generous financial support from Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival, a national annual event which aims to promote the Creative Arts for older people.

This year’s performance will include a triple-bill with Striking Attitudes, who are a company of professional older dancers. We will see two brand new pieces of work and also a showing of a dance on film that was choreographed by Caroline Lamb, Artistic Director of Striking Attitudes.

Another of Theatr Felinfach’s dance company will accompany Rhuddem on stage during their performance  this year. Cwmni Dawns Dwsin y Daith, a company comprised of young adults, have collaborated with Rhuddem to create a piece based on the movement patters of birds in flight.

For information on becoming a member of Rhuddem Dance Company, or are interested in setting up a similar company in your area, please contact the Theatre’s Dance Officer on 01545 572708.