It Was 40 Years Ago Today

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Winner of the David Bradby TaPRA Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance 2011.

 

If you have any information on performance in Wales that could be of use to the project, please get in touch!

Whether you are an artist who has made performance work in Wales, or an audience member who once witnessed a performance (voluntarily or involuntarily!), we would be pleased to hear from you.
Any material will be of interest - from actual pieces of documentation to vague memories of events caught out of the corner of one's eye.
mail@performance-wales.org

Cysylltwch â ni os oes gennych unrhyw wybodaeth am berfformio yng Nghymru a allai fod o ddefnydd i'r prosiect!

Efallai eich bod yn artist sydd wedi gwneud gwaith perfformio yng Nghymru, neu'n aelod o gynulleidfa a welodd berfformiad unwaith (o'ch gwirfodd neu'n anwirfoddol!). Pwy bynnag ydych chi, hoffem glywed gennych.
Bydd unrhyw ddeunydd o ddiddordeb - o ddogfennau gwreiddiol i atgofion amwys am ddigwyddiadau a welwyd o gornel y llygad.
Mae'r manylion cyswllt wedi'u rhestru dan 'Cyswllt' yma, neu gallwch anfon e-bost i'r cyfeiriad hwn: mail@performance-wales.org

 

Project Director Cyfarwyddwr Prosiect: Heike Roms
Research Assistant Cynorthwyydd Ymchwil (2009-2011): Rebecca Edwards
Dept Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
Adran Astudiaethau Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu Prifysgol

Contact: Professor Heike Roms
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Adran Astudiaethau Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu Prifysgol
Aberystwyth University
Adeilad Parry-Williams Building
Aberystwyth SY23 3AJ,
UK phone ffon: (+44) 1970 - 621911 (direct uniongyrchol) mail@performance-wales.org

Funded by Wedi ei drawsgronni gan:
ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)
(CYNGOR YMCHWIL Y CELFYDDYDAU A’R DYNIAETHAU)

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What's Welsh for Performance? Beth yw 'performance' yn Gymraeg?

"It was forty years ago today...":
Locating the early history of performance art in Wales
1965-1979
"Ddeugain mlynedd yn ôl i heddiw...":
Lleoli hanes cynnar celf perfformio yng Nghymru
1965-1979

Evolve Structure

Cardiff College of Art in the 1970s
Coleg Celf Caerdydd yn y 1970au

Interviewee / Cyfwelai: Glyn Jones

Cardiff College of Art was one of the first art schools in the United Kingdom to offer dedicated tuition in performance. Painter Glyn Jones was Head of the School of Fine Art at the College between 1972 and 1999. In this interview Jones provides a detailed insight into the history of the College and the establishment of performance art as part of the so-called ‘Third Area’.

Roedd Coleg Celf Caerdydd ymhlith y colegau celf cyntaf yn y Deyrnas Unedig i gynnig hyfforddiant penodol ym maes perfformio. Roedd yr arlunydd Glyn Jones yn Bennaeth yr Ysgol Celfyddyd Gain rhwng 1972 a 1999. Yn y cyfweliad hwn, mae Jones yn olrhain hanes y Coleg a’r ymdrechion i sicrhau bod celf perfformio’n dod yn rhan o’r ‘Third Area’ (‘Drydedd Ardal’), fel y’i gelwyd.

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In English / Yn Saesneg
Interviewers / Cyfwelwyr: Heike Roms, Rebecca Edwards
Recorded / Recordiwyd: Taffs Well / Ffynnon Taf, Rhondda
5 March / Mawrth 2010
[Cyf/Ref: IWFYAT-SI-2]

Image / Llun: student performance / perfformiad myfyrwyr: ‘Evolve Structure’ 1972 Cardiff / Caerdydd
[Courtesy of / Drwy garedigrwydd: John Gingell - Archive Collection (Private) / Casgliad Archif (Preifat)]

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audioAudio Extract / Clip Sain

Painter Glyn Jones, former Head of Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art, remembers the emergence and gradual institutionalization of performance and other time-based arts at the art school during the 1970s.

Mae´r arlunydd Glyn Jones, cyn Bennaeth Celfyddyd Gain yng Ngholeg Celf Caerdydd yn olrhain ymddangosiad a sefydliadoli graddol celf perfformio a chelf amserlinol yn y coleg yn ystod y 1970au.

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transcript iconTranscript Summary of the Full Interview / Trawsgrifiad Cryno o’r Cyfweliad Llawn

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See Accessing Interviews for details of where to access the whole interview
Ewch i ‘Cael Mynediad at Gyfweliadau’ i gael manylion am sut i gael mynediad at y cyfweliad cyfan

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