Commission

Atalaÿ

Commissioned by and for the National Dance Company of Wales

Atalaÿ is a watch tower from which far off lands can be seen from four points; a contagious dance influenced by the warmth of the Mediterranean. In 2016 Mario received a Production Award from the National Company of Wales. In 2018, Mario spent 4 weeks with the company to create Atalaÿ.

Atalaÿ is a part of NDC Wales International Touring, 2018-2020.

VENUES /  Sherman Theatre, Cardiff; The Brewhouse, Taunton; Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon; Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth; Torch Theatre, Milford Haven; Theatr Clwyd, Mold; The Riverfront, Newport; Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea; Derby Theatre, Derby; Dance City, Newcastle; Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield; DanceXchange, Birmingham; The Hafren Theatre, Newtown; Pontio, Bangor; The Place, London; Burgos, Spain

Buzz Magazine, 2018

¨The movement is sinuous, percussive, spiritual, and in places relentless.¨

The Stage, 2018

“It´s a stylish, impassioned work that strikes a deft balance between seriousness and silliness, softness and vibrancy.¨

Data sheet

  • World premiere Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Wales 2018
  • Running time 25 minutes
  • Choreography Mario Bermudez Gil
  • Music G.S. Sultan: Redundancy Charm Study, Asian Dub Foundation: Dhol Rinse, Deru: Only the Circle, Erkan: Our Firat Agit, Mercan Dede: Toz Pembe
  • Lighting designer Joseff Fletcher