British Paraorchestra

THE NATURE OF WHY

WESTON STUDIO, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL

9 – 11 May 2019

Tickets £12 (apart from 9th May – see below)

The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty.

Commissioned by Unlimited, the show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers.

Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, the show explores his search for meaning in the world around us through nine distinct and emotive movements.

Dancers and musicians move as one, erasing the divides between musician and dancer, performer and audience, resulting in an up-close-and-personal theatrical experience like no other.

The Nature of Why is a standing show. We will have a limited number of seats available for those who have difficulty standing for long periods. Patrons who require seats should advise Ticket Office at the time of booking.

Age Guidance: 8+ (the close proximity of the performers may be alarming for younger children)

Audio description is integral, and every performance has sections which are BSL-interpreted.

This performance includes the use of haze effects.

Running time: approximately 1 hour

PAY WHAT YOU FEEL (9 MAY):  Take a chance on this show; you can book for free and pay what you feel the performance is worth on the night. Just don’t forget your cash.

The Nature of Why is composed by Will Gregory, choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Caroline Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Produced by The Paraorchestra and Friends, and MAYK.

Times vary please check when booking https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/the-nature-of-why/performances

Wales Millennium Centre

The Life and Times of Scarlet Macey

Scratch performance by Sherrall Morris

Friday, 30 November 2018 8:00pm 

Weston Studio Wales Millennium Centre

Please go to  here to book tickets 

On the surface Scarlet comes across as a very independent, bloody-minded and at times very scary woman. She has plenty to say as she whizzes round in her Salsa Quickie.

But there are many other sides to Scarlet’s life that the outside world doesn’t see. Her family can be overwhelming, they don’t understand. And her best friend Jason, who she loves like a brother, pushes her near to murder on a daily basis.

Most of all Scarlet struggles in her search for love, she wants to be seen as a sexual human being but it’s hard to be sexy when every moment of your day needs to be planned in advance, nothing can be spontaneous.

Meet Scarlet at her Adult Aids and Equipment shop, try out the merchandise and get a glimpse into the life and times of Scarlet Macey.

Written and Performed by Sherrall Morris 
Director: Chelsey Gillard 
Designer: Kate Verity

DAC News – Unlimited Event

SAVE THE DATE

Disability Arts Cymru has teamed up with the Wales Millennium Centre and Unlimited to hold a panel discussion about disability and the arts in Wales.

This will take place on 8 October, 2 – 4.30pm in the Preseli Room at Wales Millennium Centre. 

Since 2012 a number of Welsh disabled artists have applied for Unlimited Commissions but sadly very few have been successful. The next round for Unlimited funding opens on September 13th with the expression of interest applications. Before the closing date at the end of October we want to attract more disabled artists to apply.

These are the questions that will be discussed on the day:

  • Do our disabled artists know about Unlimited? 
  • Are venues connecting with disabled artists and supporting their work?
  • Are our ideas / project creating skills good enough?

The panel will be chaired by Unlimited Producer, Jo Verrant and speakers will include playwright Kaite O’Reilly and WMC Assistant Producer Jenny Sturt.

This will be an excellent opportunity for artists to find out more about Unlimited, to network with other artists and representatives from organisations and to discuss ideas for an Unlimited commission. We do hope you will be able to join us.

Further details of how to book a place will be sent out in due course.

From 11am, and after the discussion, there will be surgery sessions with Unlimited staff to discuss ideas and the application process on a 1-2-1 basis. Surgery places can be booked by emailing Jenny.Sturt@wmc.org

For further details about Unlimited please go to https://weareunlimited.org.uk/

 

Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances

Summer Holiday The Musical

BSL interpreted performance August 16th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 17th 7.30pm

Audio Described performance August 18th 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Let It Be

BSL Interpreted performance August 23rd 7.30pm

Captioned performance 24th August 7.30pm

Audio Described performance 25th August 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Evita

Audio described performance August 30th 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted performance August 30th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 31st 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+ 

Contains flashing and strobe lighting

 

Box office – 029 20636464

www.wmc.org.uk/access