QWERIN

Qwerin is a contemporary dance performance that extends the boundaries of traditional Welsh folk dance. Taking inspiration from Queer club culture and the weaving, flowing patterns of folk dance, ‘Qwerin’ is a Welsh folk dance with a twist.

Qwerin is Meilir's latest work comissioned by Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium through ArticultureWales's Open Out 2021 callout. 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director / Choreographer: Osian Meilir

Performers: Osian Meilir, Cêt Haf, Elan Elidyr and Hanna Lyn Hughes

Costume designed by Becky Davies and brought to life by Amy Barrett.

Original music created by Tic Ashfield and Benjamin Talbot (with additional tracks by Pendevig and Gwilym Bowen Rhys)

Mentor: Marc Rees

Producer: Carole Blade

Qwerin - Pontio Bangor
Qwerin - Pontio Bangor

Photo / Llun: Iona Rhys Performers / Perfformwyr: Elan Elidyr, Hanna Lyn Hughes, Osian Meilir

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Qwerin - Beyond the Borders Festival
Qwerin - Beyond the Borders Festival

Performers / Perfformwyr: Elan Elidyr, Cêt Haf, Osian Meilir

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Qwerin - Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Qwerin - Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Photo / Llun: Sophie Holland Performers / Perfformwyr: Elan Elidyr, Hanna Lyn Hughes, Osian Meilir

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Qwerin - Pontio Bangor
Qwerin - Pontio Bangor

Photo / Llun: Iona Rhys Performers / Perfformwyr: Elan Elidyr, Hanna Lyn Hughes, Osian Meilir

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Performances (2022):

1/5 - Cragen Beca, Carmarthen

21/5 - Gwyl Fach y Fro, Barry Island

4/6 - Wye Valley River Festival,

Ross on Wye

19/6 - Tafwyl, Cardiff Castle

Performances (2021)

Beyond the Border Festival, Dinefwr

Dance Days, Swansea

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Pontio, Bangor

Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

Splashtonbury, Newport

Bryngarw Park, Awen Trust

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

 Palmant / pridd (PAVEMENT / PASTURE) 

Meilir created this work for Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch in July 2018 under their ‘6x1’ programme to encourage and support young artists to create new work. This particular solo is based on the identity of a young gay man and his relationship with two very different places. Raising questions about his identity and how important is place in relation to our identity? Can we exist, and be content, in two very different places at the same time? What happens when both worlds collide? What effect does labelling within society have on us as we try to find harmony between two opposing worlds and within ourselves?

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographer and Performer: Osian Meilir

Film / Projection by Gwenllian Llwyd

Lighting Design by Elanor Higgins

Technical Manager: Simon Lovatt

Mentor: Jeremy Turner

Palmant / Pridd
Palmant / Pridd

Photography: Elin Crowley

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Palmant/Pridd
Palmant/Pridd

Photography: Elin Crowley

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Palmant/Pridd
Palmant/Pridd

Photography: Elin Crowley

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Palmant / Pridd
Palmant / Pridd

Photography: Elin Crowley

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Performances (2018, 2019):

19/7/18 - Canolfan Arad Goch, Aberystwyth

20/3/19 - Opening Doors Festival, Aberystwyth

9/8 /19 - Mas ar y Maes, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

MILK AND TWO SUGARS

Created as his final presentation of work for his degree at Trinity Laban in 2016, Milk and Two Sugars is a ‘trip down memory’ lane to find the similarities in our differences. Exploring the memory of home, it displays the beauty in the ordinary deeds and daily rituals, celebrating culture, tradition, and how these influence and sculpt us as individuals. It is the bringing together of people from different places and celebrating this unity.

Performers: Giulia Avino, Charlie Dunne, Blanche Jandin, Loren McKillop

Mentor: Marina Collard

Milk and Two Sugars
Milk and Two Sugars

Photography by Leonie Brodmann Performers: Blanche Jandin

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Milk and Two Sugars
Milk and Two Sugars

Photography by Leonie Brodmann Performers: Loren Mckillop and Blanche Jandin

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Milk and Two Sugars
Milk and Two Sugars

Photography by Leonie Brodmann Performers: Blanche Jandin and Loren Mckillop

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Milk and Two Sugars
Milk and Two Sugars

Photography by Leonie Brodmann Performers: Blanche Jandin

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Performances (2016):

12/5/16 - Laban Centre, Deptford

18/6/16 - Abeerance, Platform Southwark, London