Basically, I am currently working on a project called Lleisiau which is part of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival which over this year is celebrating the birth of the great Welsh poet!
As part of Lleisiau we are looking for professional and non-professional performers to take part in our performances at Chapter Arts Centre from the 8th - 10th of May 2014 and will be live streamed all over the world.
I find this project so interesting and exciting because its about showcasing the real voices of Wales and about showing how creative and beautiful our voices are even when we aren't trying.
If you can yodel or rap or are an auctioneer or are a singer or a poet or a twmpath caller or a sheepdog caller or a town crier or the guy/girl who sends the trains off on their way from the platform then I want to hear from you!
This is not a paid performance gig but we will pay expenses and broadcast and celebrate your voice!
P.s. you need to be Welsh or living in Wales or your talent should be inspired by Wales.
From the fire and brimstone of revivalist preachers, contemporary poetry slams or ancient verse to Burton reciting the works of Dylan Thomas; Wales has a rich and varied history of the performance of the spoken word. But there is more to the voice than words, it is also a tool of work and instrument of play.
“Lleisiau/Voices” is a performance project produced by a creative partnership between Chapter and good cop bad cop celebrating how the people of Wales use their voices in a variety of ‘unsung’ ways.
Performances will happen in Cardiff at Chapter from the 8th – 10th of May 2014. Tickets cost £12/£10/£8 and performances start at 8pm.
From the newspaper seller, to the town crier, a shepherd, a rag and bone man, a singer of alawon gwerin, a rapper, an auctioneer . . . Performers are being recruited from across Wales by open audition, chosen for their distinctive use of voice in their daily lives, in Welsh, English or other languages spoken in Wales. The result is an informal and experimental evening of live and pre –recorded entertainment, curated by good cop bad cop and featuring contributions from established inter-disciplinary artists.
Can you whistle, are you an auctioneer, or a yodeler? Or have a vocal talent never heard before? Then why not share your talent with the nation and the rest of the world. Join us at one of our open days, which are happening all over Wales:
Or submit your audition digitally online!
For more information on the project, to get involved or to book tickets connect with us at:
Or call Chapter on +44  20304400
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