Taking the long forgotten stories of a small Welsh town with no name, the work explores the lives of a community that is pitted against itself and the individual. With thrilling physicality, stark imagery and a unique soundtrack the tales of a remarkable people from a seemingly unremarkable place shine a light on the need we all have for transformation.
The cast of six internationally acclaimed female dancers search to understand our collective identity and our desire to mark out a name for ourselves, asking the questions we all need answers to.
Shadow of a Quiet Society brings together a creative team of some of the UK’s leading designers and composers including Lighting Designers Ben Cowens (Soho Theatre, Arcola) and Aideen Malone (Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre, Akram Khan), Composers Benjamin Talbott and Tic Ashfield (BBC Wales’ Hinterland, National Theatre Wales), and Designer Angharad Matthews (National Theatre Wales, Volcano, No Fit State).
“Emberton’s narrative impulse is compelling… My People is a mature work… that deserves to be widely seen.” Jann Parry, Dance Tabs 2015
‘The music, choreography, and physical performances were brilliant, and were met with an exceedingly positive audience response’ – New Welsh Review 2015
Shadow of a Quiet Society is supported by Arts Council Wales, Arts Council England, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Greenwich Dance Agency, Swindon Dance, and Chapter’s Creative Producer for Dance programme Coreo Cymru.
Running Time: 60 minutes | Suitable for ages 12+
Newport / Casnewydd
The Riverfront / Glan yr Afon
04/02/16 – 7.30
Newtown / Y Drenewydd
06/02/16 – 7.45
09/02/16 – 7.30