The Journey | Filipa Francisco (Portugal)

Wednesday Saturday 14 July 2012 | Bandstand & Promenade, Llandudno
1.00 pm & 3.30 pm

Co-produced by Migrations & Materiais Diversos

Concept: Filipa Francisco (Portugal)
Details: two performances - starting at the bandstand at 1:00pm & 3:30pm. FREE

Portuguese choreographer and performer Filipa Francisco and composer Antonio Pedro collaborate with local traditional folk dance groups, cloggers and musicians to create a unique performance where contemporary and traditional dance meet.

The performance begins at the bandstand and travels along the promenade encompassing scenes at landmarks on the promenade en route to its final setting - the fuselage of a DC-9 aeroplane outside Venue Cymru!

Filipa Francisco has been developing the performance in collaboration with local folk dance groups, introducing them to contemporary dance and learning about our own folk dance traditions. This exciting process culminates in a creation of a brand new performance. The folk dancers from Dawnswyr Bro Cefni, Dawnswyr Delyn, Grwp Stepio Ysgol Bro Gwydir are co-creators of the performance, bringing their specific knowledge and experience to the vocabularies of contemporary and traditional dance.

Building bridges across many traditional divides in the dance and music worlds, The Journey encompasses professional dancers Angharad Harrop and William Thorburn, clogging specialist Meinir Siencyn, Anna Pardanjacand musician Henry Horrell.

Taking Part

Artistic Director:

Filipa Francisco

Artistic Assistant:

Pietro Romani

Musical Director & Composer:

António Pedro


  • Dawnswyr Bro Cefni
  • Dawnswyr Delyn
  • Grŵp Stepio Ysgol Bro Gwydir
  • Angharad Harrop
  • Henry Horrell
  • Anna Pardanjac
  • António Pedro
  • Meinir Siencyn
  • William Thorburn

Wardrobe Supervisors:

Sabine Cockrill & Nerys Jones

Co-produced by Migrations & Materiais Diversos


A Viagem (The Journey) premiered in Guimarães, Portugal in March 2012 and was co-produced by Mundo em Reboliço, Festival Materiais Diversos, Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture, Teatro Virgínia (Torres Novas, Portugal). This project received funding from Governo de Portugal/Secretário de Estado da Cultura/Direcção-Geral das Artes.

Partners: Materiais Diversos, Dawns i Bawb, Coreo Cymru, Real Institute, Trac Cymru
Funders: Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, instituto camoes / portuguese embassy.

Part of the London 2012 Festival, Adain Avion is one of 12 London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Artists taking the lead commissions to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in creative ways across the UK, and has been funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales. Adain Avion is Curated and Directed by Marc Rees, co-produced by Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University and receives additional funding from: Major Events Unit, Welsh Government; City and County of Swansea; Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Conwy County Borough Council.
www.adainavion.org | www.london2012.com/festival