Krystal Lowe & Aïda Diop Dance Fusion Collaboration for Dathliad Cymru-Affrica 2023
Ballet Cymru meets Ballet Africains with this special festival commission bringing together Newport based Krystal Lowe (ballet and contemporary dance artist) and Swansea based Aïda Diop (Senegalese traditional sabar dance specialist). Both had previously been involved in different Successors of the Mandingue collaboration projects. We were very excited to see how their partnership would develop by bringing Krystal and Aïda and their unique styles together in the same room! The piece was filmed and edited by Tim Tyson Short for a showing at the Fic as part of Dathliad Cymru-Affrica Bethesda (see film below) and was performed live at our Dathliad Cymru-Affrica Cardiff festival weekend at the Wales Millennium Centre (June 2023).