Friday 27 July
National Theatre Wales & Migrations
An intriguing mixture of installation, performance and audience connection, this new work draws inspiration from the work of osteopath Julie Nioche and the testimonies of NHS staff members and patients.
Utilising a minimalistic set consisting of a large piece of paper covering a wall and stage, NHS70:Touch is an invitation for people to connect through words. As the performers create a network of evocative words, the bare space is slowly transformed. The audience are invited to respond in turn with their own words, creating a unique piece of work for each performance.
Interactive and contemplative, Touch will explore the importance of physical touch as part of patient’s care and treatment and the complex interconnecting networks of people surrounding someone’s journey from trauma to recovery.
Touch is being created by a powerhouse of international, national and local artists and organisations; National Theatre Wales, Llanrwst-based Migrations, French musician Alexandre Meyer and choreographer and dancer Julie Nioche, choreographers Filiz Sizanli and Mustafa Kaplan from Turkey, and a cast of dancers including Laura Dannequin, Angharad Harrop, Cai Tomos and Simon Whitehead.
NHS70: Touch is one of seven nationwide events staged by NTW in July to celebrate the National Health Service’s 70th birthday.
Full details on NHS70 can be found at: nationaltheatrewales.org.
Age recommendation: 14+