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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 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

Pontio, Bangor:


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.

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