“Stunning and inspirational …….There is a magic to the production that can only become stronger. I eagerly await seeing the finalised production from this very fine, sensitive and well tuned ensemble. Rosalind Brookes, Camille Giraudeau, Charlotte Griffiths, Alexandra Pholien, Emily Pottage, Nia Roberts and Manon Wilkinson, all flawlessly enmesh with their ingenious creative team - Judith Roberts-director and writer, Lee Johnston-choreographer and Gwyneth Glyn.”

According to NICE guidelines, children and young people placed in residential care are some of the most vulnerable and traumatised individuals in the 'looked after' population. The majority of children who become 'looked after' are taken into care because of abuse, neglect or family dysfunction. Entry into care is usually a traumatic experience which brings with it a significant sense of loss that can be insufficiently recognised, and frequent placement changes can severely lessen the sense of identity and self-esteem of a child or young person. 

Speaking in response to the Macquarie Youth Index 2015, David Fass, CEO of the Macquarie Group stated 

"there are a significant number of young people in our communities who live their lives feeling anxious, unsafe and unhappy....

These worries can have a detrimental effect on their long term prospects of leading happy and productive lives. 

For young people who are struggling, these results won't seem surprising; they are their reality. But for the rest of us, they should be a wake-up call...."

 

Teilchion / Fragments has been informed and inspired by four teenage girls who are currently living in the care of the local authority.

It's been developed by Judith Roberts and Gwyneth Glyn - two of the creative leads who created TRIPTYCH

"powerfully gut wrenching, at times shocking and always painfully sincere, raw drama" Arts Scene in Wales

"Captivating performances .....an intense evening ... a truly stunning, yet harrowing, piece.” Buzz *****

 …and choreographer, Lee Johnston 

"The thought-provoking piece was the undisputed masterstroke of the night." Buzz, talking about ‘Purlieus' for NDCW

"a beautiful and soulful duet" Dance Tabs, talking about 'They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem’ for NDCW

They're working with an international ensemble of actors and dancers….

weaving together Welsh, French and English….

and rigorously merging dance and text….

to create a profoundly expressive hybrid form…

which has the power to express the complex thoughts and feelings of these girls and others like them. 

“The challenging experiences and emotions that children in care have were conveyed - in every word and every gesture – with an authenticity that was breath-taking  ..the finished sections wove dance and text together to give layers of meaning (pain, loss, tenacity and defiance) in beautiful forms.” Dr Cath Larkins, Director of The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation

“I just want to say, it was fantastic! ….I was brought up in a residential home myself and you’ve captured it perfectly.…You captured the vulnerability of being in care. It’s extremely powerful.” Care leaver

“I came here thinking - what am I going in to? What’s this going to be about? I’ve never really watched this kind of performance art before. But it’s a credit to you. I was engrossed. And it was like you were talking to me… like everybody else didn’t exist. It was really, really powerful. I’ve never seen anything like it before.” Care leaver

“Stunning and inspirational …There is a magic to the production that can only become stronger. I eagerly await seeing the finalised production from this very fine, sensitive and well tuned ensemble. Rosalind Brookes, Camille Giraudeau, Charlotte Griffiths, Alexandra Pholien, Emily Pottage, Nia Roberts and Manon Wilkinson, all flawlessly enmesh with their ingenious creative team - Judith Roberts-director and writer, Lee Johnston-choreographer and Gwyneth Glyn.”  Michael Kelligan, reviewing for Theatre in Wales, June 2017

 

“Stunning and inspirational …….There is a magic to the production that can only become stronger. I eagerly await seeing the finalised production from this very fine, sensitive and well tuned ensemble. Rosalind Brookes, Camille Giraudeau, Charlotte Griffiths, Alexandra Pholien, Emily Pottage, Nia Roberts and Manon Wilkinson, all flawlessly enmesh with their ingenious creative team - Judith Roberts-director and writer, Lee Johnston-choreographer and Gwyneth Glyn.”

Yn unol â chanllawiau NICE, plant a phobl ifanc sy’n byw mewn gofal preswyl yw rhai o'r unigolion mwyaf tebygol o fod wedi dioddef trawma ac sydd fwyaf agored i niwed yn y boblogaeth. Camdriniaeth, esgeulustod neu deulu camweithredol yw’r rheswm pam y mae’r mwyafrif yn cael eu cymryd i mewn i ofal. Mae mynediad i ofal fel arfer yn brofiad trawmatig sy'n dod â synnwyr sylweddol o golled nad yw wastad yn cael ei gydnabod yn ddigonol. Mae newid lleoliad gofal maeth yn aml yn gallu lleihau’n ddifrifol ymdeimlad o hunaniaeth a hunan-barch y plentyn neu berson ifanc.

Wrth siarad mewn ymateb i Fynegai Ieuenctid Macquarie 2015, nododd David Fass, Prif Swyddog Gweithredol y Grŵp Macquarie:

"there are a significant number of young people in our communities who live their lives feeling anxious, unsafe and unhappy....

These worries can have a detrimental effect on their long term prospects of leading happy and productive lives. 

For young people who are struggling, these results won't seem surprising; they are their reality. But for the rest of us, they should be a wake-up call...."

Mae Teilchion / Fragments wedi ei ysbrydoli gan bedair merch yn eu harddegau sy'n byw yng ngofal yr awdurdodau lleol ar hyn o bryd. 

Mae wedi cael ei datblygu gan Judith Roberts a Gwyneth Glyn - dau o’r arweinwyr a greodd TRIPTYCH

"powerfully gut wrenching, at times shocking and always painfully sincere, raw drama" Arts Scene in Wales

"Captivating performances .....an intense evening ... a truly stunning, yet harrowing, piece.” Buzz *****

... a'r coreograffydd, Lee Johnston 

"The thought-provoking piece was the undisputed masterstroke of the night." Buzz, talking about ‘Purlieus' for NDCW

"a beautiful and soulful duet" Dance Tabs, talking about 'They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem’ for NDCW

Maent yn gweithio gydag ensemble rhyngwladol o actorion a dawnswyr…

gan blethu’r Gymraeg, Ffrangeg a Saesneg ynghyd….

a chan uno dawns a thestun yn drylwyr…

i greu ffurf hybrid hynod fynegiannol…

sydd â'r pŵer i fynegi emosiynau a meddyliau cymhleth y merched yma ac eraill tebyg iddynt.

“Mynd i weld y perfformiad ar hap llwyr nes i  - digwydd bod yng Nghaerdydd - a doedd gen i ddim syniad be i'w ddisgwyl; ond dw i'n eithriadol o falch fy mod i wedi mynd.

Bron y byswn i'n deud bod y rhan gorau o'r pnawn i mi wedi digwydd ar ôl y perfformiad! Roedd dau o'r bobl ifanc oedd wedi bod mewn gofal ac a oedd wedi dod i weld y ddrama wedi rhuthro allan ar y diwedd am smôc, ond pan nes i adael, yno roeddan nhw y tu allan yn dal i drafod y ddrama a dadlau am ran ohoni! Os ydi perfformiad yn gallu ennyn ymateb fel'na gan rai oedd, yn ôl eu cyfaddefiad eu hunain, ddim yn or-gyfarwydd â mynd i'r theatr, yna mae wedi gweithio. Ac fe allai'r criw yna fod wedi bod, ac wedi bod â phob cyfiawnhad i fod, yn feirniaid hallt iawn; ond mi oedd hi'n amlwg yn taro deuddeg efo nhw. 

Ar y llaw arall, fel rhywun sydd heb gael llawer o gyswllt â'r system gofal (er i ni ddod yn anghyfforddus o agos unwaith i orfod gweld aelod o'r teulu'n mynd i ofal, ond ni ddigwyddodd diolch byth), roeddwn innau wedi cael fy effeithio'n emosiynol gan y darn. Fel un sydd yn deall dwy o'r ieithoedd (Cymraeg a Saesneg, does gen i ond ychydig eiriau o Ffrangeg) roedd y cymysgedd iaith yn gweithio'n wych. A'r iaith nad oeddwn yn ei deall yn adlewyrchu rhywsut y diffyg deall sydd yn gymaint rhan o fywyd pobl ifanc, yn enwedig pan mae pethau'n anodd. Yn yr un modd teimlaf bod yr elfen ddawns yn adlewyrchu'r ffaith bod cymaint o gyfathrebu mewn sefyllfa fel'na yn digwydd heb eiriau.”
Siân Northey, Awdur