Charged with Joy, QWERIN is inspired by the weaving and flowing patterns of traditional Welsh folk-dancing, combined with the pulsating energy of Queer nightlife. QWERIN is back in fresh form this year, commenting on notions of Queerness and Welshness through a contemporary dance performance which celebrates culture, identity and community. To an original soundtrack by some of Wales’ most renowned musicians and costumes that give a new edge to the Welsh traditional dress, QWERIN truly is a feast for all senses.
QWERIN was created last summer as a commission from Articulture and the Wales Outdoor Art Consortium and has being developed into a full-length work for six dancers this year (2022) with funding support from Arts Council Wales and additional support from the National Dance Company of Wales.
Performance Dates 2022:
The National Eisteddfod:
4.30pm @ Cerrig yr Orsedd / Arwydd Eisteddfod
11pm @ Maes B
2pm + 4.30pm @ Cerrig yr Orsedd / Arwydd Eisteddfod
3.45pm + 6pm - Back of Beyond Stage
2.30pm + 5.45pm - Back of Beyond Stage
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2pm + 5pm
Director and Choreographer: Osian Meilir
Performers: Bethan Cooper, Cêt Haf, Deborah Light, Elan Elidyr, Mike Williams, Osian Meilir with Samiwel Humphreys (Shamoniks)
Design Team: Becky Davies and Amy Barrett
Music Composition: Tic Ashfield, Benjie Talbott and Shamoniks
Mentor: Marc Rees
Producer: Saoirse Anton
Film by Eddie Adamson Film and Guto Thomas
An additional thanks to Sophie Holland and Hanna Lyn Hughes for their support.