National Dance Company Wales TERRA FIRMA

Derby Theatre Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 May "Every single part of this production is ethereal, heart-stopping magic" Wales Arts Review (Tundra)

Derby Theatre is delighted to play host to National Dance Company Wales next month with their spring tour, Terra Firma.

NDCWales invites audiences to experience a range of styles and stories, ranging from the intense and powerful to the fantastical and bizarre. Terra Firma tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities and brings together contrasting pieces of dance from some of Europe’s most exciting choreographers, with works created entirely by, and for, National Dance Company Wales.
Terra Firma combines three beautiful and exhilarating dance pieces, Caroline Finn's Folk is a fantastical and vintage fairytale set under the boughs of an upside-down tree, and was named as one of The Guardian’s top 10 dance pieces of 2017; Marcos Morau’s Tundra is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from history books, and Mario Bermudez Gil’s Atalaÿ is a contagious dance influenced by the warmth of the Mediterranean.
Here’s what the press have said: “A timely reminder...that much of the most important British dance theatre is happening far from London” (The Guardian); “Well-constructed programme and with variety, humour, elegance, intensity and intelligence” (Arts Scene in Wales) and “Weird & wonderful like all the best myths & fables” (Matthew Bourne on Folk).
Through their programme of work, NDCWales are keen to inspire and ignite a passion for dance, whether it is a first, second or third time experience of seeing the company, and look forward to welcoming audiences for a night exploring dance through style, story and skill.
Discover Dance: Interactive Matinee for Schools and all audiences, 1pm In association with Déda, there will also be an interactive matinee on Wednesday 9 May presented by the company, open to schools and other audience members. Join in a full company warm-up from your seat, then either take part or watch as members of the audience learn some steps on stage, ready for a mini performance!
Tickets for the evening performance of Terra Firma on Tuesday are £16 (£14 concessions) and for the interactive matinee on the Wednesday, tickets are £4 each. For more information and to book tickets, call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at
View the promotional trailer for Terra Firma here:
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