'Dylan Live' show performed at the prestigious PEN Festival in New York
The 'Dylan Live' show, which has already toured Wales, has now featured at the prestigious PEN Festival in New York (2 May 2014).
The programme advertised the event as follows
Dylan Thomas’s 1950s New York is brought to life in this multimedia tribute fusing Welsh and English spoken word, jazz, beat poetry and hip hop. Dylan Thomas toured the USA four times between 1950 and 1953, spending a lot of time in Greenwich Village, where he died on November 9th 1953. Thomas’ second trip to New York in 1952 resulted in a recording of his poetry to vinyl, which was released in America by Caedmon Records. We’ve invited three poets, a hip hop artist, a jazz musician and an academic to sample, reinterpret and mix music that is quintessentially New York with Dylan Thomas’ words.
Co-sponsored by 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, the British Council, Literature Wales, with the support of the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Assembly Government, and The New School for Social Research."
The performance was led by Professor Daniel Williams, Director of the Richard Burton Centre at Swansea University.
- Friday 23 May 2014 15.13 GMT
- Friday 23 May 2014 15.59 GMT
- RIAH, Swansea University