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: Highway Shoes (dir. cyf. Keith Wood) ‘On the Road Again’ 1976.            Image Llun 2: Keith Wood, 2010.

From Performance Art to Theatre
O Gelf Perfformio i Theatr

Interviewee / Cyfwelai: Keith Wood

Keith Wood studied fine art at Cardiff College of Art in the late sixties. His career throughout the 1970s encapsulated the wider artistic developments that performance underwent during this period: from conceptually-driven performance art pieces in the first half of the decade to densely scripted theatrical work in the second half. In this conversation, Wood gives a fascinating insight into the development of his work and the performance scene in Wales and beyond.

Astudiodd Keith Wood gelfyddydau cain yng Ngholeg Celf Caerdydd y 1960au hwyr. Roedd ei yrfa yn ystod y 1970au yn crynhoi datblygiadau artistig ehangach ym maes perfformio ar y pryd: o gelf perfformio gysyniadol hanner cyntaf y ddegawd i waith theatr sgriptiedig dwys yn ystod yr ail hanner. Yn y sgwrs hon mae Wood yn cynnig mewnwelediad i’r sin berfformio yng Nghymru a thu hwnt.

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In English / Yn Saesneg
Interviewers / Cyfwelwyr: Heike Roms, Rebecca Edwards
Recorded / Recordiwyd: New York/ Efrog Newydd
22 November / Tachwedd 2010
[Cyf/Ref: IWFYAT-SI-17]

Image / Llun 1: Highway Shoes (dir. / cyf. Keith Wood) ‘On the Road Again’ 1976.
Image / Llun 2: Keith Wood, 2010.

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audioAudio Extract / Clip Sain


Keith Wood remembers the creation of his first major performance piece, based on Artaud’s The Philosopher’s Stone, in Cardiff in 1974.

Mae Keith Wood yn dwyn i gof y broses o greu ei waith perfformio mawr cyntaf yng Nghaerdydd yn1974, yn seiliedig ar The Philosopher’s Stone gan Artaud.

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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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