After a whirlwind tour of the UK, National Dance Company Wales is embarking on its final few performances of it's One Another programme following fantastic reviews in London from the likes of The Guardian, CultureWhisper and The Reviews Hub.
The Guardian had this to say on Anthony Matsena's Codi:
The most ambitious work is Codi, by Anthony Matsena, with input from his writer brother Kel. The fast-rising Matsena brothers were born in Zimbabwe and brought up in Wales, and here they delve into Welsh mining history. The stage is sometimes lit only by the dancers’ head torches, and the result is murky in more ways than one. There are fleeting scenes – pride, anger and strident protest, a draconian foreman, voices talking of being trapped, bodies piled in a heap: the Aberfan disaster instantly comes to mind but the details of the stories Matsena is drawing on are not revealed. In parallel, Matsena harnesses the energy of the dancers in forthright unison, using the glitch and pop and hard accents of hip-hop, ending on a note of triumph.
Alongside Ludo by Caroline Finn and Wild Thoughts by Andrea Costanzo Martini, Codi explores Welsh mining stories told though dance, song and poetry.
You have just three more opportunities to catch this exceptional programme of work:
at Theatr Clwyd, Mold Tuesday 10 May 2022, 19:30 & Wednesday 11 May 2022, 19:30
and at Pontio, Bangor Monday 16 May 2022, 19:30