14:00, Sun 29th April 2018 at Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio
Easter Week 1
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' for two female singers exploring the American poet Anne Sexton. The performance will take place in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio at 2pm on Sunday 29th April, followed by a panel discussion with the performers, chaired by Dr Laura McCormick Kilbride and Dr Zoe Svendson.
A Certain Sense of Order
Sunday 29th April, 2 - 4pm
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio
(optional workshop from 1 - 2pm, all welcome)
Created by: Sasha Amaya, Catherine Kontz, Naomi Woo
Performers: Rosie Middleton, Sarah Parkin
Panelists: Dr Laura McCormick-Kilbride and Dr Zoe Svendson
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