Workshops with visiting Welsh storytellers
MAY: Join visiting Welsh storytellers from Adverse Camber in their rich form of performance-based storytelling, catch their intimate local shows or their main-stage production ‘Dreaming the Night Field’.
In May 2019 acclaimed UK arts organisation Adverse Camber and three Welsh storytellers will spend two weeks in the NSW Central West performing and running storytelling workshops.
Adverse Camber is based in Derbyshire, UK. They work with Europe’s best storytellers and musicians to produce powerful, absorbing new performances for adult audiences. They’re touring their production ‘Dreaming the Night Field’ with performances at Parramatta Riverside Theatre and Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC).
Arts OutWest has invited the Welsh performers of this show – Michael Harvey (Storyteller), Lynne Denman (Singer) and Stacey Blythe (Composer/Musician) – to share their rich form of performance-based storytelling through workshops and small local performances.
Adverse Camber’s work is frequently bilingual – their touring show ‘Dreaming the Night Field’ was performed in the UK in Welsh – and the artists are looking forward to connecting with local communities and learning about our various cultural and linguistic identities.
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Saturday 4 May from 9.30am-11.30am.
In conjunction with the Bathurst Readers and Writers Festival.
Places are limited to 12 people. $20. Book via Eventbrite or contact Arts OutWest on 6338 4657.
The sort of storytelling that we are focusing on in the workshops is a performance-based art. It comes from an oral tradition and may involve traditional tales, but can also be contemporary stories or interpretations of wisdom or information.
This workshops will be about learning from these three experts, but it will also be an opportunity to acknowledge the skills of all the participants and to share and exchange knowledge.
A workshop will be part of their visits to Condobolin and Orange (see below).
also Two-day Storytelling Training
16 & 17 May
A specific program for a very small group of professional performers interested in performance storytelling. Contact Arts OutWest 6338 4657.
Evenings of traditional story and song
also join them for small performances of Welsh songs and stories:
- Saturday 4 May Royal Hall Hill End (TBC) $10 cash at the door
- Friday 10 May from 1-6pm, Wiradjuri Study Centre Condobolin Free event, includes community workshop
- Saturday 11 May at 11am, Orange Regional Conservatorium Includes workshop. $20 cash at the door.
- Sunday 12 May at 4.30pm, Gang Gang Gallery Lithgow $10 cash at the door
- Tuesday 14 May Kandos (TBC) $10 cash at the door.
For more information contact Arts OutWest 6338 4657.
The main stage production ‘Dreaming the Night Field’ is on at BMEC Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm and Saturday 18 May at 8pm. Tickets from bmec.com.au