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Triple dance delight.


THREE Yorkshire dancers are returning to their roots as the National Dance Company Wales pirouette into the LBT.

They will perform a triple bill of work by international choreographers at the Queen Street theatre as part of Company's programme of bold and exciting dance. Three of the Company's 12 dancers trained in Yorkshire - two at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and one danced with Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds.

On May 9 they'll be performing the work of two world-class choreographers - Ohad Naharin and Itzik Galili - plus a piece created by company dancer Eleesha Drennan, who recently won best dancer at the International Solo Dance Theatre Festival in Stuttgart. Artistic Director Ann Sholem said: "Whether you're a seasoned National Dance Company Wales fan or have never seen a contemporary dance show before, we look forward to welcoming you and demonstrating just why we have become a leading name on the international dance stage."

For the LBT show the dancers will bring to life choreography by Ohad Naharin, entitled B/olero and Black Milk.

B/olero is an austere work for two females, a sharply cut piece where the dancers interact both in perfect harmony and chaotic competition.

Black Milk has been created for five male dancers and is full of tribal imagery, though the elegant and lyrical phrasing of the dance tempers male aggression with counterbalancing sophistication. They'll also take on pieces by Olivier Award nominee Galili, whose work The Grammar Of Silence continues the powerful journey of his arresting work Exile Within, which explored the poetry of words left unsaid.

While Company choreographer Eleesha Drennan and Wales-based artist Sue Williams present Phantoms Of Us for eight dancers in a poetic work of intensity and physical demand.

The skin-tight, body-coloured costumes give bodily form to androgynous beings who reach out beyond superficial identity.

. ? See the National Dance Company Wales triple bill at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Wednesday, May 9, at 7.30pm. Ticket details from the Box Office on 01484 430528 or visit for more information.


* LIMBERING UP FOR THE LBT: The National Dance Company Wales will perform a triple bill of work by some of the world's top choreographers when they hit the LBT stage next week
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 27, 2012
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