Dawns Ysbrydion/ Ghost Dance by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Presented at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015
Dawns Ysbrydion / Ghost Dance
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Galeri Caernarfon
24th-29th August 2015
A story of endangered cultures, language suppression and the subjugation of nations, as told by the Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, in association with Galeri Caernarfon.It is 50 years since the drowning of a Welsh village to create the Tryweryn reservoir to support the expanding population of Liverpool. Taking inspiration from the Ghost Dances performed by some of the North American First Nations at the end of the nineteenth century, internationally acclaimed performer Eddie Ladd leads an all-female cast in this unrelenting dance for survival.
Co-directed by Montreal choreographer Sarah Williams, with live, original electro score by Y Pencadlys.
The Welsh-language national theatre of Wales – creating innovative main stage theatre, and ambitious productions in surprising locations and at the heart of communities throughout Wales and beyond. Shaping a national narrative that reflects the dynamic culture of Wales and that resonates with other nations and cultures throughout the world.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s recent highlights include an award-winning site-specific production of the Welsh classic Blodeuwedd; Y Storm, Gwyneth Lewis’s adaptation of The Tempest, staged as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the World Shakespeare Festival 2012; the award-winning Y Bont and Tir Sir Gâr – both also co-produced for Welsh broadcaster S4C – and the critically acclaimed Llwyth (Tribe) which took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2011, had 3 sell-out tours in Wales, and was performed at the Taipei Arts Festival in 2012.