It Was 40 Years Ago Today

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Winner of the David Bradby TaPRA Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance 2011.

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If you have any information on performance in Wales that could be of use to the project, please get in touch!

Whether you are an artist who has made performance work in Wales, or an audience member who once witnessed a performance (voluntarily or involuntarily!), we would be pleased to hear from you.
Any material will be of interest - from actual pieces of documentation to vague memories of events caught out of the corner of one's eye.
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Project Director:
Heike Roms
Research Assistant (2009-2011):
Rebecca Edwards
Dept Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University

Contact:
Professor Heike Roms
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Aberystwyth University
Parry-Williams Building, Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth SY23 3AJ, UK
phone: (+44) 1970 - 621911 (direct)
departmental secretariat: (+44) 1970 - 622828
fax: (+44) 1970 - 622831
mail@performance-wales.org

Steering Committee:
David Alston, Arts Council of Wales
Ifor Davies, Cardiff
Sioned Davies, Cardiff University
Arwel Jones, The National Library of Wales
Adrian Kear, Aberystwyth University
Mike Pearson, Aberystwyth University
André Stitt, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

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What's Welsh for Performance? Beth yw 'performance' yn Gymraeg?

"It was forty years ago today...":
Locating the early history of performance art in Wales
1965-1979

:launch database :introduction :a-z :addresses

How to use the database

:launch database

Before entering the database, please read the following instructions carefully. To download the instructions click here.

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TO ENTER: Click “Launch Database

The database will open on the record for the first (known) event of performance in Wales.
Each separate event (work of performance art) is represented by a separate event record.

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TO BROWSE INSIDE A RECORD

Use the navigation tabs at the top of the record to display:
MAIN ENTRY – factual details (artist, title, date, venue etc), sample of written and photographic documentation.
TRACES – an index of available documentary materials and their locations
IMAGES – further photographic documentation (if available).

Database functions 1

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TO BROWSE BETWEEN RECORDS

Use the arrow buttons at the top of the page to move back or forward between records.
Please do not use your web browser settings to move back between pages – you may have to re-enter the database.

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SEARCH THE DATABASE

1. Click “Search

2. A search form will open.
3. Type your search term or any combination of terms into any of the fields in the form.

For example, to search for performances by Ivor Davies in 1968 enter ‘Davies, Ivor’ in the artist field and 1968 in the date field.

4. Click “go” to execute the search

Tips:
- If you are searching for an artist try both the “search by artist’” and “search by collaborator” option (successively, not simultaneously!).
- To narrow your results search several fields simultaneously – eg.: artist: Ono date: 1968 location: Cardiff
- enter names as follows: ‘Ono, Yoko’ [not Yoko Ono] [surname, first name] or ‘Ono’ or ‘Yoko’.
- enter dates as follows: ‘1968/06/14’ [yy/mm/dd] or ‘1968’

Note regarding language: Information was entered in the language of the original document.

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SEARCH THE TRACES

The index of documentary materials is also fully searchable.
Click the ‘traces/ olion’ tab at the top of the Main Entry / Prif Gofnod – then choose “search”.

The search is executed as above.

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FOUND RECORDS

After you have clicked “go”, the number of found records generated by the search will be displayed at the top of the page.


Use the ”browse record’” arrows to move through the set of found records.


You can further sort the found records by clicking “sort by date” or “sort by artist”

     

Click “show all records” to return to the full database.

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NO RECORDS FOUND

If no records have been found the database will continue to display the search form.
Click the “return to database” tab to get you back to the database.

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SHOW ALL RECORDS

Select to return to the display of all records in the database. (The total number of records in the database is displayed at the top of the page).

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SORT RECORDS

You may sort all records in the database or just the found records in your search by clicking “sort by date” or “sort by artist” – use the arrow buttons to move between records.

     

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EXIT

To exit click “exit” or close your browser window.

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RE-ENTER

If your session remains inactive for 15 minutes or you use your browser settings to navigate you may be exited from the database. Please re-enter the database by returning to this page.

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HELP

To get back to this page click “help”.

     

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If you would like to quote from the database use the following information (please format according to your preferred style guide):

Heike Roms and Rebecca Edwards, 2011, ‘“It was forty years ago today” – Locating the early history of Performance Art in Wales 1965–1979database [online], Aberystwyth University/ What’s Welsh for Performance?. Available at: <http://www.performance-wales.org/it-was-40-years-ago-today/database> [Accessed: Date of Access].