A Certain Sense of Order

29 April 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty, 9 West Road. 1-2pm Optional workshop

Created by: Sasha Amaya, Catherine Kontz, Naomi Woo
Performers: Rosie Middleton, Sarah Parkin 
Panelists: Dr Laura McCormick-Kilbride


CIPN is delighted to join forces with performance group TICK TOCK to co-host their next performance event in Cambridge, a showing of their work 'A Certain Sense of Order'. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with the creators, chaired by Dr Laura McCormick-Kilbride.

A Certain Sense of Order is a work for two female singers exploring the American poet Anne Sexton. Using the text of a single poem—“For John, Who Begs Me Not to Inquire Further”—the piece reflects on Sexton’s life and work, including her practice of recording and listening to tapes of her therapy sessions. While reciting excerpts of the poem, the singers perform activities reminiscent of a variety of practices from Sexton’s life: writing at a typewriter, recording speech, listening to tapes. Transitioning between media, the singers manifest and mingle roles from the home and therapy room. Rather than a literal or biographical representation of the poet or her work, the piece is better understood as a performed poetic interpretation.

Poetry | Anne Sexton
Creation + Composition | Catherine Kontz
Creation + Direction | Sasha Amaya
Creation + Concept | Naomi Woo
 

 

Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), Seminar series

Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk