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

The Welsh Arts Council and Oriel Gallery
Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ac Oriel

Interviewee / Cyfwelai: Isabel Hitchman

Isabel Hitchman worked for the Welsh Arts Council for over thirty years. Among her roles was that of the first manager of the Arts Council's own gallery, Oriel. In this interview she provides a fascinating insight into the Arts Council's work in Wales during the 1970s and 1980s and into such important WAC initiatives as Oriel and Collectorplan.

Gweithiodd Isabel Hitchman i Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru am dros ddeg mlynedd ar hugain. Ymhlith rhai o'i dyletswyddau bu'n gweithio fel rheolwraig gyntaf Oriel, sef oriel o eiddo CCC. Yn y cyfweliad hwn, mae hi'n cynnig mewnwelediad i waith y Cyngor Celfyddydau yng Nghymru yn ystod y 1970au a'r 1980au, ac i fentrau penodol gan CCC megis Oriel a Collectorplan.

[see also - gwelwch hefyd: Interview 33]

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In English / Yn Saesneg
Interviewer / Cyfwelydd: Rebecca Edwards
Recorded / Recordiwyd: Cardiff Caerdydd
6 May / Mai 2010
[Cyf/Ref: IWFYAT-SI-7]

Image / Llun: Rob Con - Performance, Sculpture, Painting 1974 Oriel, Cardiff / Caerdydd
[Courtesy of / Drwy garedigrwydd: Cameron & Miller - Archive Collection (Private) / Casgliad Archif (Preifat)]

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audioAudio Extract / Clip Sain

Isabel Hitchman, then officer at the Welsh Arts Council, remembers Nigel Rolfe's controversial Towers performance at the Wrexham Eisteddfod 1977.

Mae Isabel Hitchman, oedd yn swyddog i Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru yn 1977 yn rhannu ei hatgofion o Towers, perfformiad dadleuol gan Nigel Rolfe yn Eisteddfod Wrecsam y flwyddyn honno.

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

Will be posted soon.

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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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