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Hiraeth: I didn't get to breathe today (+ friends)

  • West Wharf Gallery West Canal Wharf Cardiff, CF10 5DB (map)

Hiraeth: I didn't get to breathe today (+ friends)


Tickets: £5


Frag(mental), founded by Krystal Dawn Campbell, is a South Wales based, evolving collective of dance, music and performance artists.  Conceived in 2015, their site specific work draws from fragments of personal experiences, storytelling, and life observations.

Hiraeth: I didn’t get to breathe today is a response to the founder’s ongoing realities and difficulties of having left the only place she ever felt at home – South Wales.  Krystal shares; “It took 25 years to find somewhere I felt safe and happy, but in the pursuit of developing as a dance artist, I had to move away to undergo conservatoire training. Having the opportunity to pursue my dreams is amazing and I am truly grateful, but I have sacrificed a lot for it, and moving out of South Wales has hit me hard.”

This Frag(mental) collaboration aims to bring an intimate, true unveiling of personal encounters, thoughts and feelings that heighten the emotions of “hiraeth”.

This showcase also includes dance work by friends of Frag(mental), bringing a mixed evening of site specific dance performance.

Disclaimer: We want you to feel all close and intimate with us, and if you get close enough you may even get spattered with a bit of dry soil!... Please do not send us your cleaning bill!

Cast & Crew

Choreography:  Krystal Dawn Campbell
Sound composition:  Eloise Nancie Gynn & Krystal Dawn Campbell
Performers:  Mike Williams, Jodi Ann Nicholson, Krystal Dawn Campbell, Eloise Nancie Gynn, Rachel Miller.
Frag(mental) will also be joined by other dance theatre companies on the night, which are TBC.

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