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Cardiff Dance Festival launches at Chapter Posted on 04 Nov 2019

Cardiff Dance Festival launches at Chapter

Chapter is delighted to be a lead partner for #CDF19.

The third biennial Cardiff Dance Festival brings acclaimed artists and companies from across Wales, the UK and internationally to Cardiff for a celebration of contemporary dance.

The festival will take place between the 8th and 24th November across six venues in the city: Chapter, g39, National Dance Company Wales’s Dance House, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, University of South Wales and Wales Millennium Centre.

The festival begins with a launch party at Chapter on Friday 8 November, featuring a new commission from artist Cecile Johnson Soliz and dancers. This exciting work, Exploratory Dances for Drawings and Sculpture, is an intention of future collaboration. Music and screenings of films by festival artists and companies will also be on offer. The launch party is an open invitation to connect and celebrate Wales’ only contemporary dance festival. 


The full festival programme has something to suit everyone. Weaving its way through the programme will be an exploration of the relationship between dance and music, with many events involving live music or original soundscapes.

Cardiff Dance Festival’s artistic director Chris Ricketts said: “We are delighted to be presenting some smashing dance artists and companies at this year’s festival. Over seventy artists will be involved in productions and events. Alongside many based here, they will be making their way to Wales from a variety of European countries and from as far afield as Canada and Australia. A wonderful and diverse group of people, and a wonderfully diverse programme for audiences to enjoy.

Performances at Chapter include: Rosalind Crisp’s Unwrapping d a n s e (15 Nov), Rachael Young’s OUT (17 Nov), Siriol Joyner’s Morfa Rhuddlan (21-23 Nov), Second Hand Dance’s Touch (22-23 Nov), and Leah Marojević and Theo Clinkard’s The Elsewhen Series (24 Nov).

Alongside the variety of ticketed and free performances, the festival has placed a significant emphasis on artistic development and enriching the dance community within Wales.

Full details and tickets for performances at Chapter are available online now or please call the box office on 029 2030 4400.

For the full festival programme at all participating venues please visit


Images: Rachel Young's OUT, Leah Marojevic and Theo Clinkard: The Elsewhen Series and Rosalind Crisp: Unwrapping d_a_n_s_e