The Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s Postgraduate Touring Company Verve will be visiting the National Dance Company Wales to perform at the Dance House in the Millennium Centre on May 23 as part of their mammoth tour around the UK and Europe this spring.

Verve will be presenting four original new dance works created by internationally acclaimed choreographers and performed by the company of eleven dancers who have trained at some of the world’s most prestigious dance schools.

The programme includes Spanish chorographer Carlos Pons Guerra’s wild Rita. Set in a nunnery and featuring a soundtrack of Cuban percussion and Mexican Rancheras, the work explores what happens when we suppress the vitality and desires of youth and features stunning period costumes that set the stage ablaze with colour and passion.

Using a combination of improvised and explosive set choreography, Californian Leila McMillan’s work Continuum looks at how we find strength in each other, and ourselves, to continually destroy and rebuild.

Canadian born Matthias Sperlings choreography in Soft Power Generator explores how movement and the body can generate power and knowledge.

Completing the programme, one of the biggest names in the UK dance world James Cousins’ highly physical, full company work A Fable of Our Time considers current political climates in the world that create and maintain stark divisions in society.

Verve appear at the Dance House Tuesday May 23 at 7.30pm and tickets are available now from the box office on 029 2063 5600 or