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A research project devoted to uncovering and archiving the history of Performance Art in Wales.

Prosiect ymchwil i ddadorchuddio ac archifo hanes Celf Perfformio yng Nghymru.

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
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) (2009-2011)
(CYNGOR YMCHWIL Y CELFYDDYDAU A’R DYNIAETHAU) (2009-2011)
ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES (ACW) (2006-2008)
CYNGOR CELFYDDYDAU CYMRU (CCC) (2006-2008)
SIR DAVID HUGHES PARRY AWARD 2006, 2008
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FUND (2007)

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

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A New Wave at Barry - the Creative World of the Barry Summer School as This Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary. 1997. dir. by Gravelle, Anna, BBC Wales. Catalyst. BBC1. 15/09/1997 22:40. 55m.
[*includes an interview and site visit with Roland Miller and Shirley Cameron and pictures of Tom Hudson's happenings at Barry in 1965].

Keith Arnatt, Oral History of British Photography: Keith Arnatt interviewed by Susan Butler, British Library Sound Archive, C459/36/1-3 (Tape 2 of 5), 14/04/1993 31.30m. [also available through Archival Sound Recordings service]
[*discusses Self-Burial or the Disappearance of the Artist].

Peter Lord, Diwylliant Gweledol Cymru: Delweddu'r genedl (adnodd electronig), Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru 2002 (CD-ROM); english: The Visual Culture of Wales: Imaging the nation (electronic resource), Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2002 (CD-ROM).
[*includes a discussion of Ivor Davies' painting Beth yw bod yn genedl? Cadw ty mewn cwmwl tystion / A Celtic and Welsh Pantheon (1994/5), which references Paul Davies's Welsh Not performance at the 1977 Eisteddfod in Wrexham; includes photographs and review and an interview with Ivor Davies.]