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

Image Llun 1: Pauper’s Carnival, ‘Fantoccini Men’ 1978 Cardiff Caerdydd Dek Leverton

Performance in Cardiff in the 1970s
Perfformio yng Nghaerdydd yn y 1970au

Interviewee / Cyfwelai: Dek Leverton

Co-founder of Pauper’s Carnival, Dek Leverton was one of the leading protagonists of Cardiff’s burgeoning experimental theatre scene in the 1970s. In this conversation, Leverton shares his memories of the scene, the influence of visiting companies on its development and the many performance works of Pauper’s Carnival.

Fel un o gyd-sylfaenwyr Pauper’s Carnival, Dek Leverton oedd un o ffigyrau mwyaf blaenllaw sin theatr arbrofol Caerdydd yn y 1970au. Yn y sgwrs hon mae Leverton yn rhannu ei atgofion o’r sin a’r modd y cafodd y sin hwnnw ei dylanwadu gan gwmnïau ymwelodd â'r ddinas, yn ogystal â thrafod nifer fawr o weithiau perfformio y Pauper’s Carnival.

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In English / Yn Saesneg
Interviewer / Cyfwelydd: Rebecca Edwards
Recorded / Recordiwyd: Tredegar
15 November / Tachwedd 2010
[Cyf/Ref: IWFYAT-SI-16]

Image / Llun 1: Pauper’s Carnival, ‘Fantoccini Men 1978 Cardiff / Caerdydd
Courtesy of / Drwy garedigrwydd: Dek Leverton - Archive Collection (Private) / Casgliad Archif (Preifat)
Image / Llun 2: Dek Leverton, 2010.

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audioAudio Extract / Clip Sain

Dek Leverton, one of the protagonists of Cardiff’s experimental theatre scene in the 1970s, remembers the influences on his work.

Mae Dek Leverton, un o ffigyrau mwyaf blaenllaw sin theatr arbrofol Caerdydd yn y 1970au, yn dwyn i gof y dylanwadau ar ei waith.

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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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