Latest News / May 2013
Exciting news........Be part of NYAW's Young Composers Residency 2013!
In a new initiative, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales will run a composers programme alongside this summer’s NYOW residency. Successful applicants will receive tuition in compositional techniques, instrumental writing and analysis of existing repertoire, all delivered by Mark Bowden (Composer in Residence with BBC NOW).
Deadline for the online application is 22 May with auditions taking place on Saturday 8 June in Cardiff and Sunday 9 June in Wrexham. (more)
Congratulations to NuWorx and Yr Academi
on receiving ‘wild card’ invitations to participate in U.Dance 2013 in Leeds! All credit to the young dancers and Group Directors, Kimberley Steele and Ffion Jones/Craig Ryder respectively, who will be flying the flag for Wales at this major festival of youth dance in July 2013 – alongside Insync and NYDW. (more)
Y.A.N. - A Networking Day for Arts Professionals Who Work with Young People
An opportunity to explore the potential for a Youth Arts Network that connects youth arts providers and practitioners across Wales - Saturday 15 June 2013 (10am – 4pm) (more)
Insync Inclusive Youth Dance fly the flag for Wales
Congratulations to Insync Inclusive Youth Dance on its invitation to participate in U.Dance 2013 in Leeds! All credit to the young dancers and the group’s Director, Rachael Robertson, who will be flying the flag for Wales at this major festival of youth dance in July 2013.
The group will enjoy three, full days of dance workshops and performances, and will present its own piece, Splice (choreographed by Rachael and the dancers), at one of the evening performances.
Insync is part of Artis Community, Rhondda Cynon Taf (photo by Joe Purches)
U.Dance 2013 is managed by Youth Dance England
NYDW hosted U.Dance Cymru, two U.Dance platforms in Wales, earlier this year.
NYOW appoints new Leader for 2013
The National Youth Orchestra of Wales has a new leader for 2013. Bethan Allmand (18) from Wrexham in North Wales has been chosen for this pivotal role following the ‘retirement’ of Lydia Marshall after the 2012 residency.
Along with the 117 members of this year’s Orchestra Bethan successfully auditioned for the NYOW last autumn and was then invited to audition for this prestigious position along with 7 of her peers. As always the standard was incredibly high with each candidate preparing and playing beautifully and giving the audition panel an extremely difficult job to do. (more)
National Youth Dance Wales (NYDW) and Errol White Company are delighted to announce the appointment of Theo Clinkard as Guest Choreographer for NYDW 2013
Theo is a highly-regarded performer, dance maker, teacher and designer. He has enviable connections with some of the UK’s leading choreographers, including Siobhan Davies, Matthew Bourne, Wayne McGregor and Raphael Bonachella, and has toured nationally and internationally with critically-acclaimed dance and theatre companies (see www.theoclinkard.com ) Theo was recently appointed resident artist at Greenwich Dance. (more)
So …. what’s a Creative Activist? .… the National Youth Theatre of Wales is about to find out!
National Youth Arts Wales (NYAW) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jain Boon as Creative Activist for the National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW).
As part of a new direction for NYTW this year, Jain will be helping to devise and deliver a very different year-round programme for the Youth Theatre in 2013, and contributing to exciting plans for 2014. (more)