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The Caretakers

The Caretakers, performed by the MYDC Junior Dancers

‘Fan Hyn’ is a site-specific performance presented at and inspired by Dance Blast and its
surroundings. Whispers of the past emerge from the buildings around us and mingle with the
present. Our stories and characters emerge like shadows from the books we read and are
presented to you through beautiful scenes of Dance and Aerial Circus.

Performed by Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company, Monmouthshire Connected Dance Company and Monmouthshire Contemporary Circus Company.

 Directed by Kim Noble and Elle Kate.  

Costume and Design - Eve Wilson 

Lighting Design & Tech - Jules Young

 Explore the maps below to discover the site specific program.

Fan Hyn
Map

By Reymond Williams 

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MCDC

A dreamy aerial dance piece performed by MYDC.  The show begins here.  Get ready to get lost in a good book, once yo start it, you won't be able to put it down. 

Bookworm

 Dive into this dreamy world of books and bed time stories. Get lost in the pages and read between the lines... find a world of fact and fiction, history and horticulture, recipes and royals!  Follow the storyline and meander in the shadows of this place.

Bookworm 1

Bookworm 1

Bookworm 2

Bookworm 2

Bookworm 3

Bookworm 3

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.King Henry Viii gym doors have re opened, get those knees up! And don't forget your P.E kit!

 Mr Jenkins program promotes athletic excellence .

Gym 1

Gym 1

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Green-fingers Guide to Spring Gardening 

Join our green fingered gardening team to grow some rather royal blooms. Watch a heavenly Henry Viii blossom, and some wonderfully wild wives weaving through the weeds.

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MCDC

A dreamy aerial dance piece performed by MYDC.  The show begins here.  Get ready to get lost in a good book, once yo start it, you won't be able to put it down. 

Vulcana

A celebration of strong women from the pages of history books and of those who surround us. Inspired by Vulcana - Kate Williams, a Victorian strong woman from Abergavenny.  

Vulcana 1

Vulcana 1

Vulcana 2

Vulcana 2

Vulcana 3

Vulcana 3

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MCDC

A dreamy aerial dance piece performed by MYDC.  The show begins here.  Get ready to get lost in a good book, once yo start it, you won't be able to put it down. 

Observes the spring cleaning rituals of the flighty flock of woodland creatures that inhabit the surrounding woods of the site.

Spring Bird
Spring Birds 1

Spring Birds 1

Spring Birds 2

Spring Birds 2

Spring Birds 3

Spring Birds 3

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MCDC

A dreamy aerial dance piece performed by MYDC.  The show begins here.  Get ready to get lost in a good book, once yo start it, you won't be able to put it down. 

A Taste of Abergavenny 

Sit back and relax as our Michelin star chefs stir up a local feast for your eyes! Ready to take on this years Abergavenny Food Festival by storm- you are in for a treat!

Cookbook 2

Cookbook 2

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MCDC

A dreamy aerial dance piece performed by MYDC.  The show begins here.  Get ready to get lost in a good book, once yo start it, you won't be able to put it down. 

The Unseen 

Based on the life of Abergavenny writer Ethel Lina White and her famous crime fiction stories, so gripping that Alfred Hitchcock chose to adapt her novel into a film, and it launched his career.

Writers 1

Writers 1

Writers 2

Writers 2

Writers 3

Writers 3

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The Melville Science Lab

Taking Abergavenny resident John Leonard Knapp's Botany studies into the 20th century with this scientific exploration of discovery of the natural, and even super natural.

MCDC

A dreamy aerial dance piece performed by MYDC.  The show begins here.  Get ready to get lost in a good book, once yo start it, you won't be able to put it down. 

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The Caretakers 

Sweeping and dusting and polishing and mopping, a caretakers job is never done! This hard working lot discover an old history book of Abergavenny and dive into a world of fantasy inspired by the secret attacks at Abergavenny Castle. They are a rabble on the loose, watch out!

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The Banquet

You are cordially invited to join the characters of Fan Hyn for a bountiful banquet of books.

Banquet 1

Banquet 1

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