Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Dance


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Community Boogie Babies on Tuesdays and Thursdays
9.30am - 10.30am

Re-starts in the New Year

Tuesday 14 January


1hr
Free sessions for young children 0-4yrs with their parents and carers
Community Yr Academi
The Academy
Every Sunday during school term time

Next session Sunday 19 January





3hrs
£12 per week of half term block booking £10 per week
Film Kinky Boots
Tuesday 4 February7pm

Kinky Boots The Musical

music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

special film event of live performance

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

To watch the trailer please click here
2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Kinky Boots
Sunday 9 February3.30pm

Kinky Boots The Musical

music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

special film event of live performance

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

To see the trailer please click here
2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Ffin Dance Double Bill
Saturday 15 February7.30pm

Ffin Dance

Ffin Dance director Sue Lewis will give a pre-performance talk

followed by a curtain raiser at 7.45pm of CRIB Junior.

Working with Barton Dance and  Drama Academy, children of 7+ have taken part in the Ffin Dance residency workshops here at Ucheldre. Working with the rhythm and expression within CRIB the second work being performed by Ffin Dance this evening.

An Inspector Calls  – for 3 dancers in 3 acts

Choreographed by Sue Lewis

Music - Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mike Oldfield

JB Priestley’s play in 3 acts is a superb example of perfect characterisation and an examination of social class.  The main characters Arthur, Sybil, Sheila, Eric, Gerald, Inspector Goode and Eva/Daisy are all played by all of our dancers.  They interchange between the characters; the neutrality of the costumes suggest no gender, the only clue to which character is played is layering and changing of the outer garments which is symbolic of their person.

The first 2 tracks of music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams are beautifully lyrical pieces of instrumental music written by British composers and portray a very evocative image of British landscape and broad rolling countryside. The third track is perhaps more well known, composed by Oldfield and brings us into the 21st Century: it rushes along and is functional and structured.

Crib – for 3 dancers

Choreographed by Sue Lewis Set design by Your Way Events Management

Music by Prince         

A tribute to the music of Prince


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Ffin Dance Double Bill
Saturday 15 February7.30pm

Ffin Dance

An Inspector Calls  – for 3 dancers in 3 acts

Choreographed by Sue Lewis

Music - Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mike Oldfield

JB Priestley’s play in 3 acts is a superb example of perfect characterisation and an examination of social class.  The main characters Arthur, Sybil, Sheila, Eric, Gerald, Inspector Goode and Eva/Daisy are all played by all of our dancers.  They interchange between the characters; the neutrality of the costumes suggest no gender, the only clue to which character is played is layering and changing of the outer garments which is symbolic of their person.

The first 2 tracks of music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams are beautifully lyrical pieces of instrumental music written by British composers and portray a very evocative image of British landscape and broad rolling countryside. The third track is perhaps more well known, composed by Oldfield and brings us into the 21st Century: it rushes along and is functional and structured.

Crib – for 3 dancers

Choreographed by Sue Lewis Set design by Your Way Events Management

Music by Prince         

A tribute to the music of Prince


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:                  
The Cellist/
Dances at a Gathering
Tuesday 25 February 7.15pm



ROH Ballet Live

The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering

The Cellist

Choreographer Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Dances at a Gathering

Jerome Robbins's elegant and elegaic classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

To see the latest trailer please click here

2hrs 30 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Tuesday 3 March7pm

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance.

Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25thAnniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdanceto the big screen for the very first time!


2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Sunday 8 March3.30pm

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance.

Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25thAnniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdanceto the big screen for the very first time!


2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance The Storm
Friday 27 March7.30pm

James Wilton Dance

presents LIVE on our stage

The Storm

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

To watch the trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Live Charity Event
Saturday 28 March 7.30pm


Charity Entertainment Night


Tickets £8

Broadcast ROH Ballet:
Swan Lake
Wednesday 1 April 7.15pm


From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake  (12A)

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.

While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments.

Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Image: Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Bill Cooper

To watch the latest trailer please click here

3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Barking Dog Theatre presents
Teddy's Picnic
Tuesday 14 April11am


Teddy's Picnic

by Mike Brooks

Eddy The Teddy and his best friend Sammy Ragdoll decide that tomorrow would be just the day for a picnic.

Sammy says she'll have to organise everything because Eddy probably won't be able to. Eddy pleads for Sammy to give him a chance to help. Sammy doesn't want her friend to think she doesn't trust him so she agrees, fearing the worst.

Will she be pleasantly surprised?

The show uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs to join in with. It's a perfect introduction to live entertainment for children who've never been to a show before, and a welcome return for Eddy the Teddy's young fans.

Suitable for children aged 3-6 years old

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Barking Dog Theatre presents
 Treasure Island
Tuesday 14 April2pm

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson  and adapted by Mike Brooks

Treasure Island is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of pirates and buried treasure from Bristol to a faraway Island.

"Pieces of Eight! Pieces of eight!" yells Captain Flint, the parrot. This book is also where the phrase "You ho ho and a bottle of Rum!" comes from.

Meet Jim Hawkins, a young lad who gets himself caught up in an adventure across the seas. Follow the story as Jim meets Captain Smollett, Billy Bones and the most famous pirate of them all Long John Silver.

Barking Dog's two talented actors (with the help of a some puppets and children from the audience) present this exciting tale.

With original music and audience participation as well as use of puppetry and mime, this is ideal for any book week, projects on travel, pirates, adventure, Music or Drama.

Suitable for children aged 5-10 years old
£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Venus
Friday 17 April7.30pm

Dan Watson

presents LIVE on our stage

Venus

As a child Dan lost a British holiday-camp dance competition. Largely because he totally misunderstood what competitive dance was, and they didn’t play his song of choice, Venus by Bananarama. This performance enacts the version of the event that he would have liked to happen, had he known better, been braver, had a Little Miss Sunshine moment.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Juliet & Romeo
Saturday 2 May7.30pm

Image by Jane Hobson

Lost Dog

presents LIVE on our stage

Juliet & Romeo


With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least.

Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.

Directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, Juliet & Romeo takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live
The Dante Project
Thursday 28 May7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live 

The Dante Project 

(A World Premier)

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.

The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.

In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.


3hrs subject to change
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

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