it will come later, the fourth intercultural dance production from iCoDaCo (International Contemporary Dance Collective), finishes its international tour in Wales and England this autumn, opening at Chapter on 24 September.
Developed by six renowned dance artists across five countries, it will come later has already been performed in Sweden, Hungary, Poland and Hong Kong, and the tour is now being brought to the UK by Welsh company Gwyn Emberton Dance (GED). One of Wales’ leading dance artists, Eddie Ladd, is a choreographer and performer in the piece, which responds to unstable modern politics and the need to push for democracy and collaboration.
Working across borders, it will come later was developed through a series of residencies in each host country throughout 2018, exploring an initial theme of transformation with the artists and their local communities. Coming from Wales, Sweden, Hungary, Poland and Hong Kong, the rapidly transforming politics of the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe and Hong Kong lit a touch-paper of exchange between the artists. The collaborative process has resulted in a relevant, contemporary piece which particularly resonated in Hong Kong in July, with the country’s ongoing political protests demanding democratic reform.
it will come later is performed around a constantly revolving set, ebbing and flowing with light as the six dancers push against each other in a constant flow of transformation, representing the effort needed to keep working for democracy, equality and individuality. The stripped-back contemporary dance work is a microcosm of collaboration and negotiation in these divisive times. Each artist, including Wales’ Eddie Ladd, brought their unique perspective on the force of transformation to the room throughout the project.
Eddie Ladd, from Aberteifi, said:
“It's been a pleasure and a pain and a challenge and a blessing to be a part of this project. In truth, and in cliché, I learned from everyone, mostly to accept and go ahead rather than test every idea to destruction. I was astonished by the choreographies that we six made, ones that I could not have imagined before we met up. The company is a society in miniature. And the work shows our efforts to stay together and move together.”
it will come later by iCoDaCo opens at Chapter on 24 September, with a post-show Q&A. Performances run until 26 September 2019. Tickets available now