Jonathan Pugh

Mae Jonathan Pugh wedi bod yn rhan annatod o brosiect Cragen Beca fel tiwtor ym Mhrifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant ac fel perfformiwr. Mae wedi ysbrydoli ac annog myfyrwyr i gymryd rhan yn y prosiect yn ogystal â pherfformio yn un o wisgoedd Beca yn y Cragen Beca Parade ac yn y gwaith ffilm Dod yn Beca // BecomingBeca.

Mae Jonathan yn uwch ddarlithydd perfformiad yn PCYDDS Caerfyrddin. Yn greadigol, mae Jonathan bob amser wedi integreiddio gwaith digidol a chyfryngau cymdeithasol i ymarfer theatr traddodiadol i greu paradeimau perfformio blaengar gyda myfyrwyr.

Ar ôl graddio mewn Astudiaethau Theatr o Brifysgol Aberystwyth bu Jonathan yn gweithio gydag ymarferwyr a chwmnïau ym myd celfyddydau theatr Cymru, gan gynnwys Eddie Ladd, CliffMcLucas, Sera Moore Williams (Cwmni’r Gymraes), Sian Summers (Cwmni Rhiniog), Theatr Spectacle.

Mae’n parhau i hyfforddi gydag ymarferwyr theatr gorfforol a dawns i gyfuno ymarfer ag archwilio personol ac ymchwil proffesiynol. Dros y blynyddoedd mae hyn wedi cynnwys Henry McGrath, Simon Whitehead, Phillip Zarrilli, cwmni theatr Pantson Fire, Cai Tomos, Eeva-Maria Mutka, Told by an Idiot, Andy Paget, Bronwen Preece, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Jo Fong, ac Ailsa Richardson.

 

Mae ymarfer creadigol – gyda myfyrwyr yn bennaf – yn canolbwyntio ar strwythurau naratif syml a’r straeon rydyn ni’n eu hadrodd i’n hunain. Fodd bynnag, mewn byd cynyddol ddigidol, datgelir cyfleoedd newydd i archwilio’r ‘hunan’ fel awduron a chynhyrchwyr y naratif hwnnw, a daw’r amlhaenog yn ymgorfforiad o hunan newydd.


Mae prosiectau newydd mewn perfformiad ar safle, ymarfer corfforol mewn natur ar gyfer gwell iechyd meddwl, perfformiad hunan: hunaniaeth all-lein, ar-lein ac mewn VR yn cael eu datblygu.

Jonathan Pugh has been an integral part of the Cragen Beca project both as a tutor at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and as a performer. He has inspired and encouraged students to get involved with the project as well as performing in one of the Beca costumes in both the Cragen Beca Parade and in the film work Dod yn Beca // Becoming Beca.

Jonathan is a senior performance lecturer at UWTSD Carmarthen. Creatively, Jonathan has always integrated digital and social media work into traditional theatre practice to create cutting edge performance paradigms with students. 

After graduating in Theatre Studies from Aberystwyth University Jonathan worked with practitioners and companies in the Welsh theatre arts scene, including Eddie Ladd, Cliff McLucas, Sera Moore Williams (Cwmni’r Gymraes), Sian Summers (Cwmni Rhiniog), Spectacle Theatre.  

He continues to train with physical theatre and dance practitioners to blend practice with personal exploration and professional research. Over the years this has included Henry McGrath, Simon Whitehead, Phillip Zarrilli, Pants on Fire theatre company, Cai Tomos, Eeva-Maria Mutka, Told by an Idiot, Andy Paget, Bronwen Preece, Tetsuro Fukuhara, Jo Fong, and Ailsa Richardson. 

Creative practice – predominantly with students – focuses upon simple narrative structures and the stories we tell ourselves. However, in an increasingly digital world, new opportunities for exploring ‘self’ as authors and producers of that narrative are uncovered, and the multi-layered becomes the embodiment of a new self.  

New projects in site-located performance, physical practice in nature for improved mental health, the performance of self: identity offline, online and in VR are in development.  

Llun // image: Jen Caldwell

Parade performances || Perfformiadau parêd

Parêd Cragen Beca Parade | 01.05.2022

Gathering outside || Casglu tu allan Oriel Myrddin Gallery – 1:30pm

With performances from || Gyda pherfformiadau oddi wrth:


Qwerin

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Osian Meilir

Qwerin is a contemporary dance performance by Osian Meilir 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 was commissioned by the Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium through Articulture‘s ‘Open Out 2021’ callout.

Mae Qwerin yn berfformiad dawns gyfoes gan Osian Meilir sy’n estyn ffiniau’r ddawns werin Gymreig. Gan gymryd ysbrydoliaeth o ddiwylliant clwb Queer a llif patrymau clymog dawnsio gwerin, mae Qwerin yn ddawns werin Gymreig wahanol i’r arfer.

Cafodd Qwerin ei gomisiynnu gan y Consortiwm Celfyddydau Awyr Agored Cymru a hynny drwy galwad ‘AgorAllan 2021’ cwmni Articulture.


Dawnswyr Talog

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Dawnswyr Talog

First set up in 1979 thanks to the vision of Eirlys and Mansel Phillips and Eirwen Davies, Dawnswyr Talog are one of Wales’ most prominent traditional dance groups. They have garnered a reputation both national and international for folk dance and have put the little village of Talog on the map. 

As well as promoting Welsh folk dancing, Dawnswyr Talog’s main aim is to entertain and have fun, ensure that the richness of our dance tradition continues.

Sefydlwyd Dawnswyr Talog am y tro cyntaf yn 1979 diolch i Eirlys a Mansel Phillips ac Eirwen Davies, ac mae’n un o grwpiau dawns draddodiadol amlycaf Cymru. Maent wedi ennyn enw da yn genedlaethol ac yn rhyngwladol am ddawns werin ac wedi rhoi pentref bach Talog ar y map.

Yn ogystal â hyrwyddo dawnsio gwerin Gymreig, prif nod Dawnswyr Talog yw diddanu a chael hwyl, sicrhau bod cyfoeth ein traddodiad dawns yn parhau.


Sesiwn Werin y Baedd

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Sesiwn Werin y Baedd

Based in Carmarthen, Sesiwn Werin y Baedd are a crew of local people who enjoy playing Welsh folk music. The meaning behind their name translates to The Boar’s Folk Session and this is where you can find them once a month – the Boar’s Head public house on Lammas Street, Carmarthen. 

Sesiwn Werin y Baedd will be offering a musical accompaniment as we parade down to Guildhall Square on Sunday 1 May.

Wedi’i leoli yng Nghaerfyrddin, mae Sesiwn Werin y Baedd yn griw o bobl leol sy’n mwynhau chwarae cerddoriaeth werin Gymraeg. 

Bydd Sesiwn Werin y Baedd yn cynnig cyfeiliant cerddorol wrth i ni orymdeithio i lawr i Sgwâr y Guildhall ddydd Sul 1 Mai.


Sweet Harmony Community Choir

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Heather Birnie

Created and led by Maya Waldman, Sweet Harmony was born in April 2014 with an eager and committed group of 40 singers. 

The groups main emphasis is on enjoying the learning and singing of beautiful songs together. They sing a rich variety of music from folk song to Blues, Gospel and the occasional popular classic and contemporary songs too.

They have performed at The National Botanical Gardens, Narberth A capella Voice Festival, Carmarthen Inter-faith day and Carmarthen White Ribbon Walk.

Wedi’i greu a’i arwain gan Maya Waldman, cafodd Sweet Harmony ei eni ym mis Ebrill 2014 gyda grŵp eiddgar ac ymroddedig o 40 o gantorion.

Mae prif bwyslais y grŵp ar fwynhau dysgu a chanu caneuon hardd gyda’i gilydd. Byddant yn canu amrywiaeth gyfoethog o gerddoriaeth o gân werin i Blues, Gospel a’r caneuon clasurol a chyfoes poblogaidd achlysurol hefyd. 

Maen nhw wedi perfformio yn Yr Ardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol, Gŵyl Llais A capella Arberth, Diwrnod Rhyng-ffydd Caerfyrddin a Thaith Rhuban Gwyn Caerfyrddin.

Sweet Harmony Community Choir

We’re delighted to welcome Sweet Harmony Choir to the Cragen Beca Parade!

Created and led by Maya Waldman, Sweet Harmony was born in April 2014 with an eager and committed group of 40 singers.

The groups main emphasis is on enjoying the learning and singing of beautiful songs together. They sing a rich variety of music from folk song to Blues, Gospel and the occasional popular classic and contemporary songs too.

They have performed at The National Botanical Gardens, Narberth A capella Voice Festival, Carmarthen Inter-faith day and Carmarthen White Ribbon Walk.


Rydym yn falch iawn o groesawu Sweet Harmony Choir i’r Parêd Cragen Beca!

Wedi’i greu a’i arwain gan Maya Waldman, cafodd Sweet Harmony ei eni ym mis Ebrill 2014 gyda grŵp eiddgar ac ymroddedig o 40 o gantorion.

Mae prif bwyslais y grŵp ar fwynhau dysgu a chanu caneuon hardd gyda’i gilydd. Byddant yn canu amrywiaeth gyfoethog o gerddoriaeth o gân werin i Blues, Gospel a’r caneuon clasurol a chyfoes poblogaidd achlysurol hefyd.

Maen nhw wedi perfformio yn Yr Ardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol, Gŵyl Llais A capella Arberth, Diwrnod Rhyng-ffydd Caerfyrddin a Thaith Rhuban Gwyn Caerfyrddin.

Dawswyr Talog

Dawnswyr Talog yw un o grwpiau dawns traddodiadol amlycaf Cymru, ac ers 1979 maent yn sicr wedi rhoi pentref bychan Talog, sydd nepell o Gaerfyrddin, ar y map!

Mae’r dawnswyr a’r cerddorion yn cyfarfod yn Neuadd Talog ond mae dylanwad Dawnswyr Talog yn ymestyn dipyn pellach na hyn. Mae cyfeillgarwch gyda thimau dawns led-led Ewrop, ac ymweliadau â gwyliau gwerinol amrywiol wedi rhoi llwyfan rhyngwladol i Dawnswyr Talog.

Yn ogystal â hybu dawnsio gwerin Cymreig, prif amcan Dawnswyr Talog yw diddanu a chael hwyl, oherwydd dyma sy’n mynd i sicrhau bod cyfoeth ein traddodiad dawns yn parhau.

We’re pleased to announce that traditional folk dance group Dawnswyr Talog will be performing at the finale of the Creagen Beca Parade on Sunday 1 May 2022, the parade starts at 2pm outside Oriel Myrddin Gallery.

Dawnswyr Talog dancers are one of Wales’s most prominent traditional dance groups, and since 1979 they have certainly put the small West Wales village of Talog, close to Carmarthen, on the map!

The dancers and musicians meet at Talog Community Hall but the influence of Dawnswyr Talog extends far beyond this. Friendships with dance teams throughout Europe, and visits to various folk festivals have given Welsh traditional dance an international platform.

As well as promoting Welsh folk dancing, Dawnswyr Talog’s main aim is to entertain and have fun, as this is the best way to ensure that the richness of our dance tradition continues.

Sesiwn Werin y Baedd

Dewch i gwrdd â Sesiwn Werin y Baedd ar y Parêd Cragen Beca ar Dydd Sul 1 Mai 2022!

Criw anffurfiol o bobol lleol i Gaerfyrddin sydd yn cwrdd unwaith y mis yn nhafarn Pen y Baedd ar Heol Awst yw Sesiwn Werin y Baedd. Fe ddown ni at ein gilydd er mwyn chwarae cerddoriaeth werin Gymreig – does dim rheolau o ran oedran, nifer na chwaith pa offeryn i chwarae, yr unig reol yw mai cerddoriaeth werin GYMREIG gaiff ei chwarae, ac mae ein nosweithiau yn gwbwl ddwyieithog Cymraeg a Saesneg. Mae croeso i unrhyw un ymuno – dilyn ein grwp facebook a dere draw!


Come and meet Sesiwn Werin y Baedd at the Cragen Beca Parade on Sunday 1 May 2022 ! Based in Carmarthen, the crew will be playing as we parade, and then perfoming more songs in Guildhall Square at the parade finale.

We call ourselves Sesiwn Werin y Baedd, meaning The Boar’s Folk Session, since we meet up once a month at the Boar’s Head tavern on Lammas street. We’re a crew of local people who enjoy playing Welsh folk music – indeed that is the only one rule we have – we welcome all ages, any number of people, playing whatever instrument as long as the music is WELSH folk. Anyone is welcome to join us – make sure to follow our group on facebook and come over!

Osian Meilir

Photography: Sophie Holland

Mae Osian Meilir yn artist sy’n creu a pherfformio gwaith dawns a symud ac mae bellach wedi’i leoli yng Nghymru. Yn hanu’n wreiddiol o Bentre’r Bryn, ar arfordir gorllewin Cymru, aeth Meilir ymlaen i hyfforddi yn Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Yno, enillodd radd dosbarth cyntaf cyn bwrw ymlaen â’i astudiaethau a chwblhau ei radd Meistr mewn Perfformiad Dawns yn rhan o Transitions Dance Company.

Mae profiadau cynharaf Meilir, a’i gefndir yn ymhêl â’r ddawns werin Gymreig, wedi golygu bod Meilir yn gwerthfawrogi dawns o bob math o ddiwylliannau gwahanol. Mae hefyd wedi golygu ei fod yn cael mwynhad o ystyried y ffordd y gall dawns godi pontydd pwysig rhwng pobl o bob cwr o’r byd.

Mae Osian yn gweithio gyda phrosiect Cragen Beca i ddatblygu sgiliau perfformio pobl ifanc ar gyfer Parêd Cragen Beca.

Mae gwaith Meilir fel perfformiwr yn cynnwys gweithio gyda artistiaid fel Lizzi Kew Ross & Co, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Satore Tech a Fearghus O’Conchuir gyda Chwmni Dawns Cenedlaethol Cymru. Mae ei waith hefyd yn ehangu i fyd theatr ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd ifanc drwy berfformio gwaith gan Carlos Pons Guerra a Paul Bosco McEneaney, yn teithio ledled y DU ac yn rhyngwladol, yn ogystal a’i waith solo ei hun ar gyfer Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch – Palmant / Pridd (Pavement / Pasture). Fe greodd ei berfformiad cyntaf graddfa ganol – Qwerin, fel cyfarwyddwr a choreograffydd yn 2021 ac mae ganddo brofiad helaeth o arwain gweithdai a dosbarthiadau i blant a phobl ifanc.

Bydd Qwerin yn ymddangos fel rhan o’r diweddglo Parêd Cragen Beca yn Sgwâr y Guildhall, Caerfyrddin ar 1 Mai 2022.


Osian Meilir is a performer, dance-maker and movement artist based in Wales. Originally from Pentre’r Bryn, on the west coast of Wales, Meilir went on to train at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, attaining a first-class degree, before continuing his studies and completing his M.A. in Dance Performance as part of Transitions Dance Company. 

His very early experiences and background of Welsh folk dance has led him to appreciate dance from all different cultures, and to enjoy how dance can build meaningful bridges between people from around the world.

Osian is working with the Cragen Beca project to develop the perfomance skills of young people for the Cragen Beca Parade.

Meilir’s work as a performer has seen him working with artists such as Lizzi Kew Ross & Co, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Satore Tech and Fearghus O’Conchuir at National Dance Company of Wales. His work also expands into working in theatre for young audiences, performing in works by Carlos Pons Guerra and Paul Bosco McEneaney, touring accross the UK and internationally, as well as his own solo work for Arad Goch Theatre Company – Palmant / Pridd (Pavement / Pasture). He premiered his first mid-scale production – ‘Qwerin’, as director and choreographer in 2021 and also has extensive experience in leading workshops and classes for children and young people. 

Qwerin will be appearing as part of the Cragen Beca Parade finale in Guildhall Square, Carmarthen on 1 May 2022.

Clwb Artistiaid Ifanc Oriel Myrddin

Rwy’n gyffrous iawn bod cyfranogwyr Clwb Artistiaid Ifanc Oriel Myrddin yn brysur yn bod yn greadigol ac yn gwneud llawer o bethau anhygoel i’w dangos a’u gwisgo ar Orymdaith Cragen Beca, yn nhref Caerfyrddin ddydd Sul 1 Mai! Mae’r Clwb Artistiaid Ifanc yn cwrdd ar ôl ysgol ar ddydd Mercher yn y Ganolfan Magu yn Ynghaerfyrddin.

I’m very excited that Oriel Myrddin Gallery’s Young Artists’ Club are getting creative and making lots of amazing things to bring and wear on the Cragen Beca Parade in Carmarthen town on Sunday 1 May! The Young Artists Club meet after school on a Wednesday at the Nurture Centre in Carmarthen.

Mae llawer o bethau gwych yn digwydd drwy gydol y tymor gan gynnwys gwneud ceffylau hobi ac addurno ffedogau, i cario ar y orymdaith. Mae’r Artistiaid Ifanc hefyd wedi bod yn ymchwilio ddyluniadau tecstilau Cymreig ac paentio patrymu traddodiadol ar ffabrig ar gyfer eu ffedogau.

There are lots of wonderful things happening throughout the term including making hobby horses and aprons to carry on the parade. The young artists have also been researching Welsh textile designs and painting traditional patterns onto fabric for their aprons.

Mae’r gweithgaredd wedi’i wneud yn bosibl gydag ariannu gan y Gaeaf Llawn Lles // The activity has been made possible with funding from the Winter of Wellbeing.

Lliniau drwy garedigrwydd o Oriel Myrddin // Images courtesy of Oriel Myrddin Gallery