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: Cardiff Laboratory Theatre ‘Moths in Amber’ 1978. Cardiff Caerdydd. Courtesy of Drwy garedigrwydd: Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth.

Experimental Theatre in Wales in the 1970s
Theatr Arbrofol yng Nghymru yn y 70au

Interviewee / Cyfwelai: Gilly Adams

As drama officer for the Welsh Arts Council throughout the seventies Gilly Adams both witnessed and shaped the history of theatre in Wales. In this interview she provides a fascinating insight into the Arts Council’s work and into the development of alternative theatre in Wales and the UK during its most formative decade.

Fel swyddog drama Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru drwy gydol y 1970au, bu Gilly Adams yn dyst i hanes theatr yng Nghymru, yn ogystal â bod yn gyfrifol am ei siapio. Yn y cyfweliad hwn mae hi´n rhoi mewnwelediad i waith Cyngor y Celfyddydau ac i ddatblygiad theatr amgen yng Nghymru a´r Deyrnas Unedig yn ystod ei ddegawd mwyaf ffurfiannol.

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In English / Yn Saesneg
Interviewer / Cyfwelydd: Rebecca Edwards
Recorded / Recordiwyd: Cardiff / Caerdydd
19 January / Ionawr 2011
[Cyf/Ref: IWFYAT-SI-22]

Image / Llun: Cardiff Laboratory Theatre ‘Moths in Amber’ 1978. Cardiff / Caerdydd. [Courtesy of / Drwy garedigrwydd: Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth]

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audioAudio Extract / Clip Sain

Gilly Adams, then drama officer at the Welsh Arts Council, remembers the experimental theatre scene that was housed at Chapter Arts Centre in the 1970s.

Mae Gilly Adams, a fu’n swyddog drama Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru yn dwyn i gof y sin theatr arbrofol a leolwyd yng Nghanolfan Celfyddydau Chapter yn 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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