CÂN Y SIPSIWN – CHANSON DES GITANES
SONG OF THE GYPSIES

FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST
7:30PM
CARREG Y FYDDAU
MACHYNLLETH, SY20 8NW
Tickets £35

Price includes welcome country cocktail and a delicious three course meal provided by Roslin Catering

A CLATTERING CACOPHONY. SWEET SCENTED NEIGHS. BEATING HOOVES ACCOMPANYING A TROOP OF VAGABONDS. FOUR LEGS DANCING WITH TWO. THE MOON SUNG INTO THE SKY. COME FEAST AND IGNITE YOUR SENSES AND LET THE GYPSY IN YOUR SOUL UNRAVEL.

DRESS CODE:
Colourful, flamboyant, edgy..... and warm!

For more information please contact Jane on 01650 511222/511800 or carregdressage@hotmail.com




Quotes from the last Equilibre production THE MASKED BALL


"It was mesmerisingly beautiful- absolutely sumptious" Teresa Walters

"Just wanted to say what a fantastic night- the highlight was the attention to detail- Lovely" Annie Grundy

"Everyone I have spoken to said they enjoyed it immensely" Carmel George

"A feast for all the senses.. fel hyn dwi isho bob parti i fod o hyn allan" ( I want every party to be like this from now on) Elizabeth Hughes

"Equilibre was to wonderful foe words" Mary Brewer

The Gypsy Song will begin with a gathering by the bridge over the river Gwydol - river crossings mark an important and essential stopping point for any traveller. A place to refresh the horses and to dream of the journey to come. We will create a "kumpania" a procession of the four and two footed which will then wend its way down a tree lined stony track.

Then let the feasting and the fair begin, central to everything - The Horse -always at the heart of gypsy life.

We invite you to join us in paying respect to gypsy tales and customs, to learn of their journeying and attention to the landscape as the night settles around us, the swallows swoop over head and the otters listen from their lairs.

" Nostalgia is the essence of the Gypsy song, and seems always to have been. But nostalgia for what? Nostos is the greek for " a return home": the gypsys have no home, and perhaps uniquely amongst peoples, they have no dream of a homeland. Utopia - au topos- means "no place". Nostalgia for utopia: a return home to no place.
O lungo drom. The long road. " From Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca

It is believed that the Gypsy's originated in India, they travelled and moved through Eastern Europe to the Southern tips of Spain where even today El Rosio the celebration of the Black Virgin still takes place. So there are many inspirations to dress for the occasion, please feel free to be eclectic and colourful as you please - to entertain and to enjoy - and become part of the eccentricity which shapes Equilibre.


"The progressive secularization of modern man has altered the content of his spiritual life, but not broken the mould of his imagination;a huge residency of mythology lingers in the zones that have escaped regimentation" Mircea Eliade

Latest news:

 Sara Fernandez is flying in from Barcelona to join the cast, hopefully bringing the sun behind her!

 Musicians -Nadine, Sylvie and Olivier will soon be en route from Normandy. Some may remember the band Iristanbul that  toured wales  about 5 years ago ,Nadine as main vocalist and Olivier on electric guitar - blazing a trail where ever they went.

The riding school is begining its strange metamorphasis into a theatre odd objects appearing in unlikely places.

Zoe Pettinger and Equilibrite from !994 ir returning to dance with us again, in the mean time she has learnt welsh in order to read the reviews that she was unable to decipher then. Inspired by hearing welsh during rehersals she has  been short listed to the last 4 for the welsh learner of the year prize. We are all rooting for her and wishing her Good Luck at the Eisteddfod on August 4th

In the last weeks both S4C and BBC Wales have been to film rehearsals so look out for TV appearances in the two weeks running up to the show.