As part of our project, "The Colour of Music" we are crowdfunding to match our grant from the Arts Council of Wales. We are aiming for £2000 to help pay for Artists time, Makaton training, UV paint and FX.
Lots of wonderful rewards available, whether it's a custard pie in the directors face or bespoke UV hoodies, Clarinet tuition or a gig in your living room.
If you can, please help us to create something wonderful and open to everyone!
The Arts Council of Wales have given Hummadruz a Research & Development grant to continue our work partnering the Lenny Sayers Ensemble.
The project is called "THE COLOUR OF MUSIC" and involves Hummadruz devising and performing UV Theatre to accompany more of Lenny Sayers' compositions. Lenny is a wales-based Composer and Clarinet player with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and we previously worked together performing the first movement of "Scheherazade" and Lenny's music for "The Quangle Wangle's Hat"
The aim for our new project is to create UV psychedelic theatre to tell the story of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" and Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" which Lenny has already composed and performed on Radio 2 and elsewhere.
Our aim though is to replace all verbal language with UV puppets, dance, routines and illusions and see if we can make the poems accessible to all without language as a barrier.
We'll also be incorporating MAKATON within our work to increase it's accessibility to all, as well as adding symbolic gestures to our characters.
We'll be performing at Llanover Hall Arts Centre (who are also supporting us) sometime in January.
We'll let you know when!
Meanwhile, here's a short of video of ""Quangle" with Lenny and his musicinas drawn from BBC NOW and elsewhere.
Also check out Lenny's soundcloud page to hear more of his meticulous, beautiful and silly work!
We've had a very busy summer - Blue Lagoon, Noz, Greens, Barefoot, Aber Arts Festival etc.
We premiered our new Festival and Club show, "Atomium" at Nozstock. Great to be back there! We performed on the Friday in their new Dept. of Cultural Affairs tent, BIG audience! Saturday we created a new design Labyrinth overlooking the Tribe stage and on Sunday made a huge Fire picture on the hill and lead the Fire and Firework Finale.
We also went back to Barefoot Festival which is a Gem! 600 people walked our labyrinth but the drizzle made it hard to light!
Have a look at Atomium on our productions page and there's new photos on the Fire page.
Big news coming very soon!