title. My People
date. 2013 - 2015
place. Wales, UK, Edinburgh Festival, Wales in Edinburgh
about. This award winning dance theatre production, inspired by author Caradoc Evans's controversial short stories of the same name sees Gwyn Emberton and his company of exceptional dancers delve into the dark, turbulent and at times mythical world of Manteg.
Combined with a cinematic score by composers Benjamin Talbot and Tic Ashfield (BBC Wales’ Hinterland), the haunting world of Evans's most memorable characters unravels, as sexual and gender politics collide with social and religious hierarchy.
- ‘There was gorgeousness in movement, subtlety in space, shadows cast as silhouettes doubling and complicating a sense of momentum’ New Welsh Review.
- ‘Emberton's narrative impulse is compelling... My People is a mature work... that deserves to be widely seen‘ Jann Parry, Dance Tabs 2015.
support. Arts Council of Wales, Aberystwyth Arts Centre many individual supporters through crowd funding