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1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 |

ELAN Wales was founded in 1990 by Firenza Guidi and David Murray.

The first performance/montage was created in Belfast by Firenza Guidi in 1989. Since then the director and her international team of collaborators have created montages with young people throughout Europe.

1989 go to the  top

  • Waiting Places, Collaboration: T.R.A.S.C. (Theatre Research & Actors' Science), Cologne, Germany.
  • Stations, first performance/montage, UYT (Ulster Youth Theatre), European Encounter, Belfast, N. Ireland.

1990 go to the  top

  • Atsumori, phases1 & 2, perf/montage, with UYT. Phase 1 in association with Enrique Pardo, Roy Hart School, France.Producer: Arts Council N. Ireland.

1991 go to the  top

  • The Last Ferry, UYT, Pollock Dock, Belfast. Collab.: Welfare State International. Producer: Arts Council Northern Ireland.
  • The Mud Vision, perf/montage (inspired by Seamus Heaney). Presenter & Producer: Dublin Theatre Festival.

1992 go to the  top

  • Der Aufbruch zum Untergang, perf/montage. Producer: CasaMax; Partner: Jugendkunstschule, Cologne, Germany.
  • Eating the Gods, perf/montage (inspired by: The Pardoner's Tale, Chaucer). Producer & Presenter: Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Raw Women and Cooked Men I (inspired by: A Lover's Discourse, R.Barthes). First exploration of Desire. The Gallery, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
  • The Masking of the City, large-scale, site-specific performance. Collab.: Donato Sartori/Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali (Padua, Italy). Producer & Presenter: Impact 92, Derry, N.Ireland

1993 go to the  top

  • Raw Women and Cooked Men II - Über das Begehren. Producer: ELAN/CasaMax; Collab.: Kunsthochschule für Medien and the Musickhochschule, Cologne, Germany.
  • Time In A Red Coat, perf/montage (inspired by: George Mackay Brown). Producer & Presenter: Luaga & Losna Festival, Bludenz, Austria.
  • The Song of Iron on Stone, perf/montage (inspired by G. M. Brown) IETTYP I(International Experimental Theatre Training for Young Performers), Pilot Summer School, San Miniato, Italy.
  • The Garden of Delights, devised & directed by FG for Theatr Iolo, Cardiff, Wales.

1994 go to the  top

  • Eine Schlaflöse Nacht, devised & directed by FG for CasaMax, Cologne, Germany.
  • Evil Bakes a Cherry Pie (inspired by Candide,Voltaire). Production: ELAN. Presenter: The Gym, Cardiff & Luaga & Losna Fesrival, Bludenz, Austria.
  • Dying to Curse, perf/montage. (inspired by G. M. Brown),Presenter: Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales.
  • A Bouquet of Back-Handed Compliments, perf/montage. Producers & Presenters: Luaga and Losna Festival, Bludenz & Feldkirch Kulturreferat, Austria.
  • Madame Joy, perf/montage, IETTYP II. Producer & Presenter: La Luna è Azzurra Festival, San Miniato, Italy.
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare. Directed by FG for Theatr Iolo, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Y Doctor di Glem, Molière, trans. Annes Gruffydd, directed by FG for Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales.

1995 go top

  • Bombs & Bloomers, perf/montage, collab.: Hijinx Theatre. Partner: Bethel URC, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Dyhead, perf/montage, Festival of Desire, University of Glamorgan, Wales.
  • Cariad-The Eyes of Phaedra, perf/montage, Women's Arts Festival & Giving Voice Festival (CPR), Cardiff, Wales.
  • And The Dragon Was A Queen At Last (inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice books). Production: ELAN. Presenter: Chapter, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Evil Bakes a Cherry Pie, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Raw Women and Cooked Men III -The Language of Seduction. Production: ELAN. Presenter: Chapter, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Eine Kurze Geshichte der Mannscheit, Budapest. Production: Theater der Figur (Austria). Touring: Austria, Hungary.
  • The Bone Shoes, perf/montage, IETTYP III. Producer & Presenter: La Luna è Azzurra Festival, San Miniato, Italy.
  • Lacrime e boogie - Il Padule del Silenzio, written & directed by FG. Producer & Presenter: Comune di Fucecchio, Florence,Italy.
  • Leere Seite, created & directed by FG for CasaMax, Cologne, Germany. Nominated for Cologne Best Theatre Prize '95.

1996 go to the  top

  • Raw Women and Cooked Men III, touring Cardiff & Chicago, USA (Mid-America Theatre Conference; paper & workshop on The Theatre of Desire)
  • Evil Bakes a Cherry Pie, Agor Drysau/Opening Doors Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales
  • Icona Zero, Production: Teatrino dei Fondi. Presenter: Teatro Verdi, Pisa, Italy. Sarajevo Steel, phase 1. Production: ELAN. Presenter: Chapter, The Stiwdio, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Ö et Nous, Transnational Collab. with Agora (Belgium), Theater der Figur (Austria). Producer & Presenter: Luaga & Losna Festival, Austria.
  • The Tree Brides, perf/montage, IETTYP IV. Producer & Presenter: La Luna è Azzurra Festival, San Miniato, Italy.
  • The Tidefields, perf/montage. Producer: Cardiff Bay Art Trust. Partners: Eastmoors Community & Ed. Centre & Splott Festival; Willows High School, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Raw Women and Men III, The Red Tent, Cardiff Summer Festival, Wales.
  • The Theatre of Desire, workshop/residency, Gormanston, Ireland.
  • Ö et Nous, Internationales Theater Fest, St Vith, Belgium; CasaMax, Cologne, Germany.
  • Beginnings, perf/montage. Producer & Presenter: CasaMax, Cologne, Germany
  • Glamstock, intercultural event, University of Glamorgan, Wales.

1997 go to the  top

  • Greasepaint & Lemon Polo-necks, perf/montage. Collab.: Hijinx Theatre, Presenter: John Reynolds Centre, Llanrumney,Cardiff, Wales.
  • Ö et Nous, Balkan Tour: Zagreb (Croatia), Tuzla (Bosnia i Herzegovina), Sarajevo Winter Festival 1997.
  • Raw Women and Cooked Men III,, Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, England. Die Heilige Kümmernis, opera/montage, Feldkirch Konservatorium. Producer: Kulturreferat Feldkirch, Austria.
  • Scharlachgold-Eine Passion, created & directed by FG for CasaMax, Cologne. Touring Germany & Stazioni del Teatro Festival, Italy.
  • Of Love & Demons, international workshop residency , Gormanston, Ireland. Fucecchio, Italy.
  • Acqua Nera: In the Underground of Memory, site-specific, large-scale performance. Producer: Comune di Fucecchio, Italy. Presented as part of the Festival Stazioni del Teatro.

1998 go to the  top

  • Shadows In The Ditch, perf/montage, Fucecchio, Italy.
  • Land of Heart's Desire-courtly love in urban ghettos, perf/montage, Chapter, The Stiwdio, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Scharlachgold, Winner of Dortmund Theaterzwang '98.
  • Mamo Miri, perf. & Video/montage, Dún Láoghaire, Ireland. Producer: ARTSLAB (Ireland).
  • Sangue del mio Sangue, site-specific, large-scale, multi-media performance. Festival: Marea 98. Producer: Comune di Fucecchio, Italy.
  • In The Name of The Body, (adapted from Shakespeare's The Tempest), site-specific performance. Festival: Theatre 2000 Hvar, Croatia.
  • All the Sundays of May, written & directed by FG for Hijinx Theatre, touring Wales & England.
  • Fear No Man's Return, inspired by The Trojan Women. Adapted & directed by FG for University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales.

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