Circle of FifthsThis is an archived event
About Circle of Fifths
Friends and families gather on the street outside a home. Sometimes with boots and shovels. Together they share small talk and offer condolences before bidding their Butetown farewell.
Later, stories, memories and music mingle with their grief. A song cuts through. The volume is turned up and they dance.
Loss creates a feeling of disharmony. A fracture in life’s rhythm. In times like this, music can be the thing that makes us feel.
Film and theatre maker Gavin Porter and a collective of artists brought us together to celebrate life in death. A live documentary performance, told through real life stories, rooted in tradition, music and memory.
you feel you are part of something real and stark and spiritual.
Life in all its diversity; death in all its universality.
my unexpressed feelings were communicated in a way that was beyond me
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Listen to the audio flyer or watch the BSL introduction
Circle of Fifths included an audio described performance by Alastair Sill, a BSL performance by Sami Dunn and live captioning by Sheryll Holley.
The show started outside, near the Senedd, with a short procession down Pierhead Street before moving inside the Dance House.
- Maureen Blades
- Francesca Dimech
- Rose Beecraft Music
- Gavin Porter
- Set and Costume Designer
- Jacob Hughes
- Lighting Designer
- Jane Lalljee
- Assistant Director
- Bianca Ali
- Associate Artist
- Kyle Legall