Brith Gof is internationally acknowledged as a leading experimental
Brith Gof is part of a distinct and European tradition in the contemporary performing arts - visual, physical, amplified, poetic and highly designed. Rather than focusing on the dramatic script, its work is part of an ecology of ideas, aesthetics and practices which foregrounds the location of performance, the physical body of the performer, and relationships with audience and constituency. Brith Gof's works thus deal with issues such as the nature of place and its relation with identity, and the presence of the past in strategies of cultural resistance and community construction. The company works at all scales, from small solo works of storytelling to large epic works staged in locations such as disused factories, sand quarries, ice hockey stadiums, railway stations, abandoned farmhouses and even deep in the forest.
This site is a work in this line. It deals with what remains of Brith Gof's performances. But this site is not an archive in the sense of a gathering of texts and images that are meant to represent the history of the company since its founding in 1981.
Instead we simply begin with a list or performances and invite anyone with an interest to add comment, memory, image, text.
Amendments, anecdotes, annotations. Re-workings, re-collections, re-presentations.
Just use the buttons at the bottom of this page.
Los Angeles 1990
Llythyron o’r Nefoedd (Letters from heaven) 1991
Pax: Y Fam, Y Ddaear a’r Angel (The mother, the earth, the angel) 1993
Haearn (Iron) 1992
Y Pen Bas / Y Pen Dwfn (The shallow end / the deep end) 1994
From memory 1991-1995
Tri Bywyd (Three lives) 1995
Sawl Bywyd (Several lives) 1996
Hafod - Bywyd mewn Wyth Cyfres Fawr (A life in eight great suites) 1997
Lla’th (Gwynfyd) (Milk (Bliss)) 1998
Body of evidence 1998
Y Dyddiau Olaf / Y Dyddiau Cyntaf (The last days / The first days) 1998
Llais Cynan - On Forgetting / On Remembering (Cynan’s voice) 1999
Arturius Rex - DOA 1999
Three landscapes 2000-2003
For a complete chronology of performances, please go to Brith Gof: Chronology