Cheryl Beer's Dragon Tree project comes to St David's cathedral, Oriel y Parc and Court House
2:30pm Friday 15th February 2013 in News
Award-Winning singer/song-writer and author Cheryl Beer is in St Davids tomorrow (Saturday) with her multi-media project the Dragon Tree.
The Dragon Tree is the story of Dafydd, a fisherman washed up in Cardigan Bay.
With Guinivere, the Mermaid Goddess, on his side, his trail west combines stories of the past, present and what may be in the future. The tale is beautifully told through a living multi-media arts installation of song, music, film, spoken word, creative arts and movement.
Cheryl’s creative journey includes song collaborations with dolphins via hydrophonic acoustic recordings; social comment from DDC Street Dancers; a romanticised embrace of old folk stories and new characters created for tomorrow.
A bilingual arts installation, including translations of Cheryl’s lyrics from award-winning bard Ceri Wyn Jones and a storytelling bench hand made from drift wood, will be exhibited alongside the production.
In addition, Cheryl has composed music and rhythm patterns based on sign language films of her lyrics made with Maggie Hampton, director of Disability Arts Cymru.
On Saturday, February 16th, at noon there will be a will performance of songs and dances from the Dragon Tree at the cathedral, featuring Cheryl and special guests LegaC Contemporary Dance Troop, Bigyn and Johnstown primary schools, Amanda Painting, Jeff Beer and Swansea Ukulele Group.
Also on Saturday there will be a film exhibition at 2pm and 3pm at Oriel y Parc and a bilingual arts installation at the Court House with tea and cakes at 3.30pm.
The Dragon Tree film will also be showing all day on Sunday, February 16th, at Oriel y Parc’s tower. All events are free to attend.
“I feel so utterly blessed and a tad overwhelmed to be bringing my creativity to these amazing spaces,” said Cheryl.
For more information visit fusioninspire.blogspot .co.uk or www.cherylbeer .co.uk.