My name is Elan Elidyr, originally from Talybont near Aberystwyth, now living in Cardiff. I was lucky enough to study Contemporary Dance at Rubicon Dance in Cardiff and Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich. Since graduating in 2018 I have been working as a freelance contemporary dancer, having been able to perform in many different cities across Europe in a site-specific performance by Comp:Art. I now work closer to home and was lucky enough to be a part of NTW’s new creation Hail Cremation and also work on a Welsh language Christmas show by Theatr Clwyd in partnership with Pontio, Bangor called Y Trôl Nath Ddwyn y Dolig.I was also awarded a competitive bursary by Anglesey-based theatre company Frân Wen in 2018 to develop my own multi-disciplinary dance project incorporating live Welsh-language music, which I am currently developing further with an Arts Council of Wales grant. 

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Wales Freelance Taskforce Update

The Wales Freelance Taskforce has published a report on Dance in Wales. This report has been compiled by Deborah Light with input from across the dance sector. This report has two key areas of focus: The chronic underfunding from ACW for dance in Wales as evidenced in data and statistics, corresponding with and compounded by…

Dances that didn’t happen

Dances that Didn’t happen: Artist Conversations Podcasts The first episode is now live! A series of three podcasts, in conversation with female artists who I didn’t get to work with during lockdown.  This series aims to question where artists have found focus and what shifts we have and are making in this time where many…

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