Storytelling in Performance: Tamar Eluned Willams

Event Date January 31, 2018 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Location – CA B218, Atrium, Adam St, Cardiff, CF24 2FN

Storytelling in Performance is a series of performances by leading storytellers in Wales followed by a discussion with the artists. These events are jointly organised by the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and Beyond the Border. This year’s series features Robin Williamson in conversation with Prof. Joseph Sobol, Daniel Morden in conversation with Dr Emily Underwood-Lee and Tamar Elenud Williams in conversation with Dr Marta Minier.

Three Around Three & The White Pony (Tri o Bob Tri a’r Ferlen Wen), Tamar Eluned Williams

Tamar Eluned Williams won Young Storyteller of the Year in 2013 and has gone onto tour story clubs and festivals across the UK. She collaborates as a storyteller/puppeteer for Puppet Soup’s Gwlad y Ddraig/Land of the Dragon which represented Wales at the Scottish Storytelling Centre for EdFringe 2015. She regularly works as a director/facilitator for Sherman Cymru and has a particular interest in using autobiographical and traditional storytelling with young people as a theatre making device. Tamar was recently awarded Beyond the Border’s Gwobr Esyllt Harker Award and commissioned to produce a new bilingual story show for the International Storytelling Festival 2018.

The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion between Tamar and Dr Marta Minier. Marta holds a PhD from the Centre for Performance Translation and Dramaturgy at the University of Hull. Márta’s main research interests span translation studies, adaptation studies (alongside the related theories of intermediality and remediation), dramaturgy, Shakespeare studies (Shakespeare reception in particular), European drama, theatre, literature and culture with a special emphasis on the small nations of Central and Eastern Europe and Hungary in particular, biography on page, stage and screen, children’s literature, drama and media and – more recently – radio drama. She is co-editor of the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance and one of the associate editors of the theatre studies journal Symbolon.

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