Review: National Youth Dance Wales @ Sherman Cymru
My return from Germany had me wondering what would be my first show to see, after coming back.
The young dancer earned their stripes in three exalted pieces. In 'Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky, the inner rock star comes out as the dancers pounded around as they created egos that even a famous person would create. It was funny and filled with panache.
The middle work, The Born Man (by County Youth Dance Company) had its starting point in Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. In this exceedingly homoerotic time, the men grabbed and wrestled one another, resulting in physical stand-offs. Perhaps the brief highlight of the evening.
Ending the evening was H3RE. With a blasting minimalist score by Tom Sankey, the ensemble came together and formed a mesh of splendid landscapes and myths in textured and highly stimulating phases.
More youthfully, joyous dance, if you please!
National Youth Theatre of Wales perform How Do You Eat An Elephant? at The Dowlais Engine House, Merthyr Tydfil, tonight (Friday 5th September 2014) and at Cardiff City Hall tomorrow (Saturday 6th September 2014).
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Photo Credit: Tom Collingswood