National Theatre Wales's Blog – June 2010 Archive (3)

From Barmouth to Kosovo



On Friday morning, after the excitement of the first public performance of For Mountain, Sand and Sea on Thursday, I set off from a deliciously sunny Barmouth, via Manchester and Zurich, to Pristina,Kosovo. I’d been invited to talk at an event at the National Theatre of Kosovo, which seemed too interesting a proposition to miss.





I arrived in Kosovo after midnight. The arrival hall of the airport resembled an old aircraft hangar… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 28, 2010 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Barmouth Blog

Last night, a walk across Barmouth railway bridge yiedled this stunning 'red sky at night' view. Earlier there was rain and rainbows, but today, for Monday of this intensive rehearsal week, with all of the participating artists working in nooks and crannies throughout this seaside town, the sun obliged. Marc's plan for his 'performance tour' of the town is a wonder to listen to, with semaphore, French sailors, fruit stands, Rita Hayworth, lilo… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 14, 2010 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

Shanghai Blog



It’s Saturday morning and I’ve just finished a week-long directing masterclass at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.



I was in Shanghai once before, in 1999. Even then you could feel the futuristic energy of the city seeping through every newly laid multi-lane highway, in the sweat of every rushing body. Now, as we all know, the future has arrived. Shanghai makes Manhattan look like a history lesson. Here space age fantasy towers wink across… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 5, 2010 at 14:02 — No Comments

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