It was lovely to spend more time performing in Wales this summer, and to be working again with some of the team from Dadeni at the Eisteddfod (see previous post). Greenman is a lovely festival in a beautiful location close to the Brecon Beacons. The festival has a laid-back vibe and is great for families, which isn't to say that it doesn't also feature some really great music and of course, circus, theatre and dance.
The Back of Beyond stage is an outdoor stage that features a rolling programme of performances and an evening show organised by producer Zoe Munn, who is hugely supportive of Welsh talent, and features performances made by recipients of the Four Nations Bursary, which supports new outdoor work. This year I joined fellow Dadeni performer Ellis Grover in a double bill of circus. Ellis performed his chair and bottle balancing act, which really has to be seen to be believed, and I performed "Phoenix Rising" my bird aerial act- a exploration of bird-like movement on a rope to a sound track of birdsong.
It was really fun performing there and joining the other acts, and of course the bonus of perofrming at a festival is that you get to enjoy the rest of the festival! Roll on Greenman 2023.