You only have until the end of the week to experience Christopher Bruce’s Dream, a piece created for National Dance Company Wales which was originally commissioned for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It takes its inspiration from play, dance and sport and it’s a retro treat inspired by 1950s street parties and school sports days as it combines egg and spoon races with cheeky nods to Torvil and Dean gold medal-winning Bolero inspired routine. As nostalgic as a slice of Battenberg cake.
The 1950’s vintage costumes and sepia lighting hark back to days of Jubilee celebrations and summer fêtes. Dream is set to Ravel’s Bolero and Lent, the last movement of Valses Nobles et Sentimentales and climaxes with the second movement from Penillion by Welsh composer Grace Williams. Dream was originally created in 2012 for the cultural Olympiad and was performed as part of Dance GB – a showing of the best dance from across England Scotland and Wales. Dream received standing ovations world wide, and we are so excited to bring it back to the digital stage, at a time when joy is essential.