„It is a bold idea to graft Shakespeare’s thoughts about forests and make something original out of them – to turn over a new narrative leaf. […] Branches: The Nature of Crisis, a choreographed tale from National Theatre Wales, is a wildly eccentric piece of work. It offers large chunks of gripping storytelling from the Celtic Mabinogion, but the most unexpected thing about it is that Argentinian director Constanza Macras’s real subject is economics.“ – The Guardian
National Theatre Wales, renowned for innovative site-specific productions, commissioned Berlin-based award winning choreorgrapher, Constanza Macras/Dorky Park to create a live dance theatre event in Wepre Park, North Wales, UK. Against the backdrop of the global economic crisis, Macras and her international cast, were challenged to retell four Branches (stories) from the Mabinogion, a book of ancient Welsh fairy tales, mixed with their recollections of nights out in Cardiff.
Choreographer : Constanza Macras
Dancers : Gareth Aled, Louis Becker, Rosalind Haf Brooks, Catriona James, Nile Koetting, An Mondini, Hansel Nezza, Adanna Oji, Miki Shoji, Jeams Treays, Lara Ward.
Musicians : Scott Baker, Sadie Finch, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen, Almut Lustig
Director : Margaret Constantas