On a very cold and wintry morning, on the first day of July 2016, three artists traveled to a disused village by a power station on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline in Wales. At this chosen site we were to explore the non-semantic embodiment of Carnival display. Weeks before we looked at the ambiguous notion of ‘narratives’ and some of the ways in which Carnival performances engage stories both explicitly and on more subconscious levels. Central to these discussions was belief in the political agency of public emancipatory performances for under-represented, less visible members of our society (Aching, 2002). The project was made possible via a small grant from the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales. Our project was to investigate the intersection of narratives and carnival. Was it possible to embody a story using carnival performance techniques?
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Theatre and Performance
Publication statusSubmitted - 1 Aug 2017

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