In Other News...

 

Green Man festival 2017 - For our third year at this much-loved festival in the Brecon Beacons, we moved our stage across to the main field and collaborated with Circomedia and Ballet Cymru to tell our version of the local legend of Llyn Cwm Llwch. To watch a short film about this project and our work in nurturing New Professionals, [click here]

Lead Creative Schools Scheme - Supported by Arts Council Wales & Welsh Assembly Government, this innovative collaboration that seeks to improve creative learning in schools will run until 2020. James is sharing our creative habits of mind with four schools across south Wales as a Creative Agent, and Creative Practitioner.

Citrus Arts are appointing a Board of Directors - This is a significant step for us as a company. This development in our operations will support our contribution to performing arts in Wales, and our mission to take our work & expertise further afield. We have a fantastic team on board and look forward to introducing them soon.

 

Some links to our past work

Citrus Arts have been working with a range of producers and partners to create special outdoor moments for adventurous families and lovers of high-quality arts experiences.
Here are some of our current projects . . .

"Shipwrecks - Receivers of The Wreck"

"Ghost Fishing" is a term for the discarded nets and debris left in the sea by trawlers, and continues to do it's job - they drift and dredge the seas un-manned.

The team went on a creative exploration to see what human stories these ghostly nets may have captured as they swash around the coasts of Wales.
 
Created in partnership with Taliesin Arts Centre and Creu Cymru, we presented work-in-progress performances  as part of Dance Days in Swansea. S
upported by Arts Council Wales.


"Savage Hart"

In partnership with Creative Scene, we re-worked the show for outdoor touring, starting with Oakwell Hall near Batley. These beautiful grounds were a perfect setting for this much-loved show to come to life with fire-illumination and live music.

Look out for further outdoor performances in 2018.   

" A ferociously mesmerising success; an unforgettable illusion" - Steve Stratford, Art Scene Wales


Citrus Pips

We're launching a new and exciting community group for young people and parents in south Wales.

With support from Caerphilly Arts Development team, we're starting with taster courses in circus, dance & movement skills for ages 11 - 16, and want to build a big team of young performers who'll be supported by their parents in staging special events in the valleys areas of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly.

We want parents and their children to go on performance adventures together, and are offering opportunities for Mums & Dads to learn how to use outdoor lighting, fire effects, professional-level event management practises, and their own creativity to support the next generation of outdoor arts adventurers.

Classes in Circus and other specialised skills are currently running every wednesday at Trinity Fields school in Ystrad Mynach until December 2017, with a weekend of families working together planned for 11th & 12th November in the amazing location of Daerwonno Outdoor Activity Centre.

Citrus Pips is a unique opportunity for families in the Welsh valleys to create outdoor arts experiences that celebrate our very special landscape and community.

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/citruspips/

 

 

 


We are pleased to be invited back, for the third year running, to create a new special experience for GM2017 as Co-Producers of the Performing arts programme.
 
Collaborating once again with Circomedia and our friends at Ballet Cymru, we are creating “Gorge”, a magical folk tale inspired by the local legend of Llyn Cwm Llwch, for our nightly evening show.
 
As part of our “New Professionals” scheme, this production sees circus students working alongside professional dancers and aerialists to create a performance for an audience of thousands - a highlight of the festival.
 
Festival Dates: 17th – 20th  August


For more information visit: www.greenman.net