About the show
12th - 14th September 2014 / Snowdonia
THE GATHERING / YR HELFA
National Theatre Wales with Migrations & Louise Ann Wilson Company
Dogs and sheep in the dance of the slopes,
the mountain deep in animal mind,
hefting the weight, treading the shape of it,
the knowledge, cynefin
in their bones, nerves, blood
A powerful exploration of the annual cycle of sheep-farming, The Gathering/Yr Helfa was the culmination of three years’ observation of life at Hafod Y Llan, a working hill farm on Snowdon.
This was a remarkable journey on foot through installations and performances, inspired by this iconic location, its day-to-day workings, its history and its people.
Created and directed by Louise Ann Wilson, this production featured new poetry by Wales’ national poet, Gillian Clarke, with sound, film, and movement.
In association with National Trust
Supported by Snowdonia National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund
Gwyn Vaughn Jones
Gwion Aled Williams
SEINDORF ARIAN DEINIOLEN SILVER BAND
YSGOL BEDDGELERT SCHOOL
BRYN GRIFFITHS, ROGER HUGHES, ELGAN JONES, TREFOR JONES, ARWYN OWEN, TUDUR PARRY, ANDREW ROBERTS, ARTHUR WILLIAMS
Created, Directed and Designed by
Louise Ann Wilson
Music and Sound by
John Hardy Music