NATIONAL Dance Company Wales are currently embarking on a 16-date tour visiting towns and cities across the UK. 

Their journey began in their home city of Cardiff, at the Sherman Theatre on February 8 and they will be heading to The Riverfront, Newport, this month. 

The Terra Firma tour, which includes four pieces - Folk, The Green House, Tundra and Atalaÿ are the works of three ambitious choreographers all of who are winners of the Copenhegan International Choreography award over recent years.

For National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales); contemporary dance is a way to tell old stories in new ways.

Pulling together vibrant physicality with memorable music and beautiful scenery. The tour sets out to follow NDCWales’ ambition to tour nationally and internationally and present work by the best international choreographers.

Terra Firma tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities
Paul Kaynes, National Dance Company Wales’ chief executive said: “This is a very extensive tour for us – 19 venues in all. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to show just how vibrant the Welsh dance scene is, across the UK and in Germany and Austria as well. 

“These three choreographers – all winners of the Copenhagen Choreographic Competition – represent the cream of the crop of European dance artists.”

Caroline Finn has recently been appointed as the company’s resident choreographer following her two-year stint with the company as artistic director.

The National Dance Company Wales will be heading to The Riverfront, Newport, for a performance on April 20 at 7.30pm and they will also have a Discover Dance class on April 21 at 1pm. For more information call 01633 656757 or visit

The South Wales Argus has teamed up with the event to offer a family ticket (two adults and two children) to the show at The Riverfront on April 20. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question: In which theatre did the National Dance Company Wales tour begin? 

Send your answer, name, address and contact details on a postcard to National Dance Company Wales Competition, Samantha Newman, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN or you can enter by text. Start your message with DANCE, leave a space and then send your answer, name and address to 80360. Messages cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. 

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