There will be a whole two days of dancing in Swansea next month

A two day celebration of dance will return to Swansea in July – and it’s going to be bigger than ever before.

Created by the Taliesin Arts Centre at Swansea University, Dance Days is a free festival full of thrilling performances.

The weekend brings together performers from across the UK and beyond, dancing alongside Swansea’s own community groups.

Organisers said “contemporary meets traditional” at this year’s Dance Days, with a host of different styles performing.

This year, they have said there will be more dance groups than ever before, giving the people of Swansea an entire weekend of dance in unexpected places.

The festival will take place on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10.

On Saturday there will be performances across the city centre in locations as diverse as: The Quadrant shopping centre, Dylan Thomas Square, Castle Square, Oxford Street, Princess Way and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

On Sunday the programme will be centred in and around the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

There will be a variety of dance styles on show throughout the weekend, from circus to contemporary.

Sybil Crouch, director of cultural services at Taliesin Arts Centre, said: “Dance Days makes a valuable contribution to the vibrant arts scene in our city, giving both the people of Swansea and visitors to the area a chance to see dance of the highest quality from local and international performers. And it’s free!”

Swansea’s International Dance Festival is part of ‘Dancing Cities – CQD’, an international network of festivals that programmes contemporary dance shows in urban landscapes.

Swansea was one of the first UK cities to join this network, which includes Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Geneva, London and Manchester.

The full programme can be found at www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/dancedays/programme.htm

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