Welsh dance company Jones the Dance will be bringing a unique dance film show to Carmarthen this May.

Jones the Dance’s new interactive dance film, Y Dewis (The Choice), follows the story of four pretty cool but questioning young people, each with a tale to tell. They meet in the desolate ruins of Porth Wen brickworks on Anglesey and with the help of an MC and host, and the onscreen BSL narrator, the audience decides how their stories unfold. The collective choices that the audience makes will reveal surprises for each of them and maybe for the audience too.

Y Dewis has been created by Jones the Dance, working with Swedish filmmakers, Sekai Media and Theatr Clwyd, supported by Amdani! Conwy, Dawns i Bawb, Pontio and Deaf Hub Wales. The film element is intimate, interactive and cinematic, weaving together English, Welsh and BSL. Its mix of dance and story, all set against an exquisite natural backdrop that is engulfed in an industrial past, is a celebration of Wales, Welsh dance, and the hopes of young people. Permission to film at Porth Wen was kindly given by the landowners as the site has no public access.

Choreographer and Artistic Director of Jones the Dance, Gwyn Emberton said: “Y Dewis has been five years in the making. I was inspired to create something that responded to how young people feel, now in Wales. We work with many young people in different parts of the country, and all of them have helped shape Y Dewis.”

As part of the interactive cinematic experience, there will be a short film made by Jones the Dance’s Young Company dancers, who include young people from the Quiet Beats project (workshops and dance experiences for young d/Deaf people) and Jones Bach (workshops for young people). Their films take inspiration from Y Dewis.

Suitable for all ages but ideally 9 and above, Y Dewis comes to Yr Egin, Carmarthen on May 13, 7.30pm.

Full details are available on the Jones the Dance website - jonesthedance.com/ydewis.