Film premiere featuring 100 people from Conwy County
The world premiere screening of Boombox Eryri happened on 28th June 2013 at The Caerdroia Labyrinth site in Gwydyr Forest Llanrwst featuring 100 people from Conwy county dancing to their favourite music at their favourite outdoor location. Everyone was welcomed, entry was free and a bus leaving Glasdir in Llanrwst was provided.
100 people, 100 songs, 100 places, 100 dances.
In collaboration with Austrian artist David Subal, Migrations worked with 100 people and filmed them dancing to their favourite music in the favourite place in rural Conwy over 12 weeks. The film was inspired by New York based performer and art director Ely Kim’s Boombox where he dances in 100 locations to his favourite music. The resulting short film is a celebration of dancing, rural Conwy and its communities andEly Kim himself will be present on the night to introduce the film.
Ely Kim will joined the participants, friends and family in an aftershow disco celebration – he played the music from the film and, in keeping with the original Boombox, filming the final scene of everyone dancing together at Llywelyn’s in Llanrwst.
Iwan Williams from Migrations said “Its been an amazing experience collaborating with Ely and David and of course all the people from Conwy, who have been brilliant taking part in this unique project which not only shows how much fun it is to dance, but also give a sense of where we are, where we are from and what part music plays in our lives.” He added “On Friday evening we will be transforming a quiet part of Gwydyr Forest into an outdoor cinema for the night, and we’re hoping as many people will join us as possible – the event is free and we’ll have some food prepared by Caffi Contessa in Llanrwst for free too! And the disco at Llywelyn’s after will be great, with an opportunity for everyone to dance to each other’s music.”