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Wales at CINARS 2012

Wales at CINARS 2012

Seven figures from the Performing Arts sector in Wales will be travelling to Montreal this month to attend CINARS from the 12th – 18th November. Supported by Creu Cymru and Wales Arts International, the delegation will be taking part in six intensive days of seminars, showcases and full length performances featuring the very best from Canada and beyond.

CINARS is a biennial international exchange for the Performing Arts, with a programme packed with performances in disciplines ranging from Circus, Theatre, Dance and Music. It is attended by over 1,000 artists, agents, programmers, producers and general audience members from around the world.

Representatives from NoFitState Circus, Theatr Genedlaethol, Ballet Cymru, Blackwood Miners Institute, Wales Millennium Centre, The Riverfront and Chapter will be attending the event, on the lookout to bring new work to Wales and vice versa, to forge new international partnerships and to refresh old ones.

Nic Young, Chair of Creu Cymru and Theatre and Arts Director of the Riverfront said: CINARS is a great opportunity to benchmark your own work and meet new companies. As a result of my previous visits we ran two 'editions' of OSEZ! in Newport. These brought together seven Wales-based dancers with the same number of Quebecois dancers to make a dance in a day, every day for a week outdoors in Newport. It was a fantastic opportunity for the dancers and choreographers. Another positive outcome was that in addition to participating in the projects here in Wales, half a dozen Welsh performers got to dance in Quebec in the version over there, so it worked in both directions. This visit is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen ties with Quebecois and other companies on an international platform, to stimulate audiences back at home, and to offer professional development to other programmers.'

For further information please contact jojo.tyhurst@wai.org.uk


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