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Cylch Sir ("Shire Circle") is an artist-led project that will investigate how performing arts professionals and non-professionals are feeling, how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected you, professionally and personally, what your needs are and how we can collectively address those needs. Cylch Sir proposes to create a new network in Carmarthenshire and beyond for professionals and non-professionals of all ages, providing a centralised hub of information and support for those involved in the performing arts.
The project consists of 4 sessions (one per month) to discuss resources, creative work, share skills and personal experiences from this year’s pandemic. The sessions will include a practice-based element, “artistic speed dating” and a mapping exercise to reflect artists locations. The discussions will be held using an Open Forum structure with creative exercises to introduce people, facilitate conversation and gather information.
If you’re a dancer, actor, physical performer, Morris dancer, community practitioner, live artist, circus performer or just want to see what’s it all about, please book your free ticket here.
Cylch Sir / Shire Circle 3rd session
Saturday 15th May 3pm - 4pm & 4pm - 5.15pm
Eeva-Maria Mutka (practical session) 3pm - 4pm
We’ll gather to be and move together, on Zoom. May is a time of rushing growth and greening. We can encounter flashes of Spring energy around us, perhaps within us.
Eeva-Maria will lead a session where we practice the skills & techniques of Instant Composition, aware of vastness of possibility and possibility of simplicity.
Opening our senses, breath and heart through movement and stillness, we can find reflections of our space, mood, texture and distill small dances to share (or not). This might involve words and/or drawings.
Eeva-Maria Mutka is a Finnish performer, maker and community dance artist. She trained initially at LAMDA 1989-92, and has since continued her professional development in dance, somatic movement and mindfulness based practices. Since the 1990’s she has been performing internationally in dance theatre & film, site specific and cross art form works, cinema and TV. In 2020 E-M had the opportunity to develop her own Movement Art, supported by Groundwork Pro and ACW. Current performance work: Pneuma by Miranda Tufnell, Sylvia Hallett and David Ward, North-Hidden Behind Darkness with Gaby Agis and Lady of the Lake with Michael Harvey. Together with Andy Paget she created the rural creative retreat p e n p y n f a r c h and 'this is somatic' workshop programme.
4pm - 5.15pm - Discussion facilitated by Tiago Gambogi & Maggi Swallow
About Tiago & Maggi:
Tiago Gambogi (UK / Brazil) is an award-winning Brazilian / British performer, dancer, actor, choreographer and director who has been working in contemporary dance, theatre, site-specific environmental performance, clowning, artivism and pole dance internationally for more than 20 years . Co-directs the dance-theatre group f.a.b. - Detonators and worked with several artists, including Nigel Charnock, Earthfall, Ben Duke, Angela de Castro, Grupo Oficcina Multimédia and The Institute for Crazy Dancing. He created 25 works, 11 films, directed 10 shows, performed in 15 countries and is a well sought after workshop facilitator.
Maggi Swallow (UK) is co-artistic director of dance theatre company f.a.b. – The Detonators and resident choreographer and artistic director of They Don’t Care, the in-house dance troupe for art house cabaret Screaming Alley. Graduating from art school in the 1980s she has been performing and devising for over 20 years – in the UK, San Francisco, Brasil, France and Czech Republic. She blends an eclectic mix of dance, theatre, text and song – with influences as broad as silent film, vaudeville, 1960s folk music, Czech animation, Russian dance and Chinese metal to produce vital and raucous work, with an occasional dash of the comic. She is currently developing a contemporary version of Morris Dance; mixing the traditional form with contemporary dance, poetry and text to augment the form and create contemporary rituals.
Networking, Health, Fitness, Empowerment, Creativity, Artistic lab
Type of Format: Workshop
Language: English with simultaneous translation into Welsh for the discussion.
Duration of Session: 135 minutes
Technical Platform: Zoom Pro
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the session to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc. Please ensure you have read the Legal notices on our website before booking, in particular our notices regarding Privacy (including Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom), Refund & Cancellation, Disclaimers and Terms.
Funded by Arts Council of Wales (Sharing Together fund)
Supported by Intercultural Roots
Photo credits: Eeva-Maria Mutka