Dawns Ysbrydion (Ghost Dance)
A story of endangered cultures, language suppression and the subjugation of nations.
50 years on from the drowning of a Welsh village to create the Tryweryn reservoir to support the expanding population of Liverpool, and taking inspiration from the Ghost Dances performed by some of the North American First Nations, 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.
Dawns Ysbrydion/Ghost Dance was performed on 18 March, 2016 at Dance House, Cardiff as part of BDE 2016
Angharad Price Jones
Anna ap Robert
Directors Eddie Ladd a Sarah Williams
Choreography Sarah Williams
Designer Simon Banham
Lighting Designer Lucie Bazzo
Dramaturg Roger Owen
Music Y Pencadlys
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with Galeri Caernarfon
"…the combination of speech, sound and movement creates an engaging, and understandable, impression of the emotional attachment a community may feel to its homeland."
RACHEL ELDERKIN, DOWNSTAGE CENTRE
"Dawns Ysbrydion / Ghost Dance is edgy, inventive and committed."
DONALD HUTERA, EXEUNT MAGAZINE
"Y Pencadlys provided a live electronic musical accompaniment, putting as much blood and sweat into the production as the dancers."