A play about conforming to - and rebelling against – the status quo. Exploring how our behaviour, thought and agency has been conditioned and tamed by the societies we live in.
An all-female chorus re-imagine the character of Kate (as in Shrew), each presenting different interpretations of the role and version of events. In this era of social media, fake news, sensationalism, theories and tropes #Tamed explores our need to be a part of something and our fear of being alone and investigates to what extent our behaviour, thought and agency has been tamed.
An interdisciplinary, multi-genre performance that experiments with different theatrical forms; merging choral movement, original text, video and a unique musical score, to transform the space and create a visceral experience.
The project will premiere February 2021 in East Anglia before transferring to London. It is supported by The New Wolsey, Easterm Angles and The Cut and championed by HighTide and The Globe. It will be directed by me and produced by Karen Goddard.
Director & Text: Sarah Calver
Movement: Kate Sagovsky
Composer and Sound Design: Garth McConaghie
Video Design: Dallas Fields
Performers/ co-creators: Jennifer Jackson / Angela Clerkin / Carolina Valdés / Jessica Murrain.
Producer: Hannah Tookey
The Research and Development was funded by Arts Council National Lottery Funding and Norfolk County Council.
TAMED VIRTUAL CHORUS
An research project to create a virtual filmed chorus. It is a related, yet stand alone piece and our response to making work in a Covid-19 world.
Made up of an intergenerational group of female participants from East Anglia, who will play the role of Kate. The films will be shot independently and then edited together to form a collective digital choral piece.
The films will be available to watch HERE and on other online platforms from 12th February.
Director: Sarah Calver
Composer and Sound Design: Max Perryment
Video Artist: Cate Blanchard
Producer: Karen Goddard
Funded by National Lottery Grants for the Arts and supported by Eastern Angles, The New Wolsey and The Cut.