A new international ‘Store’ that sells world class performances is coming to Wrexham.
For as little as 50p shoppers will be able to buy something which has been on sale in capital cities across the globe.
The Llanrwst-based Migrations contemporary dance and performing arts group, which draws on dancers from all over the world, will set up shop at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham to perform their highly acclaimed work ‘Store.’
Over four days from April 25-28 performers will invite customers into their shop, show them a menu of more than 60 acts and invite them select an act.
They and will then perform for them and passers-by for as little as 50p.
Japanese born dancer Michikazu Matsune and Austrian born David Subal will fly into the UK and give performances over the four day period between 10am-4pm with some shop assistants to help take orders from customers.
“This has been performed in Vienna, Oslo, New York and Philadelphia, so to have Wrexham in the same company is great,” said Iwan Williams, a member of Migrations co-ordinating team.
“It will show that world-class performances can come to North Wales.
“Migrations had its roots back in 2004, initiated by Conwy county council which wanted to fill a void and bring high profile contemporary dance and performance to North Wales.
“Since then it has become an independent not-for-profit voluntary organisation and run as a community interest company, with Karine Decorne as its director based in Llanrwst and bringing in artistes from all over the world when needed.
“Store was performed last year at Bangor. People selected acts from the menu and paid between 50p and up to £20 for a performance. Some people stayed there all day watching performances which were often hilarious and very addictive – they wanted to stay and see what came next.”
The stage for the performances will be a shop unit in Eagles Meadow, but shoppers can watch through the window for nothing, and sometimes the performance spills outside.
“At 50p it has to be the cheapest piece of original international art you will ever buy,” said Iwan.
You can watch Migrations in action in Bangor at the top of the page.