Breaking The Wall

Breaking the Wall was the centre piece of the 2012 UCAN Perform Festival and the performance is now available to watch online (please see above). The performance was the culmination of an extraordinary Cultural Olympiad journey when UCAN Productions Junior Chairman, Lloyd Coleman, was asked to write a large-scale orchestral work in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The resulting work, Breaking the Wall, was performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in March 2012.

Using this inspirational score and narrative, UCAN Productions, under the direction of Artistic Director Bernard Latham, has created a dramatic representation of the story of Pheidippides, which was performed by highly talented blind and partially sighted young people from across Wales.

Lloyd has been the Junior Chairman of UCAN Productions since its launch in 2005 and is currently studying composition at the Royal Academy of Music. As a young man who has both visual and hearing impairments, Lloyd continues to inspire us all.

Breaking the Wall is part of the ‘Whose Flame is it Anyway?’, a project led by Disability Arts Cymru, which is part of Power of the Flame, a distinctive and unique contribution from Wales to the Cultural Olympiad, led by the Arts Council of Wales.

Music by Lloyd Coleman, words by Giles Abbott and choreography by Alys Jenkins. Performed by members of UCAN Productions, directed by Bernard Latham. The soundtrack is provided by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Nicholas Collon.

To learn more about Lloyd please go to: lloydcoleman.co.uk