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 in 2021 as a commission from Articulture and the Wales Outdoor Art Consortium and was developed into a full-length work for six dancers in 2022 with funding support from Arts Council Wales and additional support from the National Dance Company of Wales. QWERIN is now taking bookings for touring in 2023.
Performance Dates 2023:
30 QWERIN - Ffair Wanwyn, Oriel Davies, Newtown
20 Qwerin Bach - Gwyl Fach y Fro, Barry Island
27/28 Qwerin Bach - DOCA, Devizes
10 Qwerin ar Droed - Cranogwen, Llangrannog
17 Qwerin ar Droed - Hay Pride, Hay Castle
17/18 Qwerin Bach - SO Festival, Skegness
30 QWERIN - Greenwich Dance, Greenwich Park
8 QWERIN - Theatr Clwyd, Mold
22 QWERIN - Pontio, Bangor
29 Qwerin ar Droed - Landed Festival, Powys
7 QWERIN - Lorient, Brittany
10 QWERIN - Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
more dates to follow...
Director and Choreographer: Osian Meilir
Qwerin Bach: Cêt Haf, Elan Elidyr a Osian Meilir
QWERIN: Bethan Laura Cooper, Cêt Haf, Deborah Light, Elan Elidyr, Mike Williams, Osian Meilir, Richard Pye with Samiwel Humphreys (Shamoniks)
Design Team: Becky Davies and Amy Barrett
Music Composition: Tic Ashfield, Benjie Talbott and Shamoniks
Marketing: Ceri Puckett (2023)
Mentor: Marc Rees
Producer: Sophie Holland (2023)
Film by Eddie Adamson Film and Guto Thomas
An additional thanks to Saoirse Anton Hanna Lyn Hughes for their support.