Posted: Wed 21st Feb 2024

Youngsters invited to audition for ‘Dawns Flodau’ ahead of National Eisteddfod Proclamation for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 21st, 2024

Auditions for youngsters keen to take part in the Wrexham Proclamation Ceremony ahead of the 2025 National Eisteddfod will take place this weekend.

The Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest cultural festivals, and annually attracts over 170,000 visitors.

It will return to Wrexham from 2-9 August 2025, after an absence of 14 years.

Among the festival’s highlights is the (Dawns Flodau) Flower Dance which is performed during the Gorsedd Ceremonies at the Eisteddfod and also at the Proclamation Ceremony, which will be held on 27 April this year.

As part of the celebrations 20 children from the Eisteddfod catchment area will participate and present the Dawns Flodau (Flower Dance).

On Sunday (25 February) open auditions will take place at Ysgol Plas Coch.

The invitation is extended to children who are currently in year 6, 7 and 8 in local schools to attend the audition to choose the final squad.

The project will be led by Meinir Siencyn, Angharad Harrop and Hannah Rowlands – three experienced dance teachers.

Participating as a member of the Flower Dance is a chance of a lifetime with the culmination being the Crowning and Chairing ceremonies at the Eisteddfod with a presentation of the dance on the pavilion stage which will also be broadcast live on television.

Those children who have been chosen will be asked to attend weekly rehearsals (which will start on 3 March until the Proclamation Ceremony).

Rehearsals will also be held during the period between around April/May leading up to the Eisteddfod in August 2025

If your child/children are interested, please attend the open audition at Ysgol Plas Coch, Wrexham on Sunday 25 February at 10:30.

Please register your child on arrival, or to facilitate the arrangements, email [email protected] in advance.

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