This performance of Wrongheaded celebrates the opening of Cardiff Dance Festival. All ticket holders are warmly invited to join the opening reception starting at 7pm in Chapter’s cinema foyer.

The performance starts at 8pm and will be followed by a lively panel discussion involving Liz Roche, choreographer Marie Béland from Montréal and a number of other festival artists.

To claim your £5 ticket deal to the opening reception, show and panel discussion quote ‘Groundwork’ at Chapter box office (02920304400) 

Courageous and considered, Wrongheaded is a finely crafted dance performance. Part film, part text, part live performance, it delves into ideas and experiences around physical identity and body politics.

Venting anger, frustration and gentle hope, Elaine Feeney’s poetic text underscores the piece, with film work by Mary Wycherley.

‘The women are here to count,
To sit together and carve out arms.
To bury their dead, to feed their living,
When they are done they can
Dance in the end clutches of their spat energy,
Bone of bone’s, sharp cuckoo barrage.

Sweet desire,

All spent.’

Liz Roche is one of Ireland’s leading dance practitioners. Her company recently made Totems for the reopening of the National Gallery of Ireland and is Dublin Dance Festival’s company in residence.

Cardiff Dance Festival is bringing to Cardiff a whole programme of work by exciting international and national artists, the opportunity for immersing yourself in work, to meet the artists and to get involved with the professional development opportunities alongside it. There are cross art form events, post show discussions and classes for movement practitioners too…

All information is here on the Groundwork website, come and be a part of this exciting festival!

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