Lead artists/researchers: Anne
Hogan / Lauren Alexandre-Lasseur
Movement rehearsal direction: Vanessa Mildenburg
Sound: Sylvain Lasseur
Cast: David Black, Hannah Brown, Michael Cogan, Eleni Edipidi,
Dirk Lambrecht, Gena Mann, Vanessa Mildenburg, Piers Parrera,
Patrick Ross, Sarah Tullamore
In 16th and 17th century Scotland and England, witchcraft and
the threat of evil were dominant concerns, not only among the
general populace, but among authors, magistrates, clergy and
the monarchy itself. Thousands of people were imprisoned, tortured
and burned at the stake as the witch craze spread across Europe.
This frenzy provoked a plethora of impassioned discourse including
King James VI's "Daemonology", Reginald Scot,
Esq.'s "The Discoverie of Witchcraft", and Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
probes the historical and contemporary relevance of this sociological
phenomenon. Entwining movement as text, text as
sound as illustration and historical discourse as dialogue, WEAVE
explores the ceaselessly shifting boundaries of fantasy & reality,
religion & law, good & evil, and ultimately choice & destiny.
Juxtaposing dance and drama, ten performers WEAVE these intricate
issues into a theatrical whole.
WEAVE will explore the following
- Artistically: Has movement and dance been used effectively
to convey text and emotion? How effective is the use of movement
and dance to convey text and emotion?
- Artistically: Has the
author effectively combined historical discourse, drama and
contemporary writing to produce a viable
dramatic theatrical text?
- Artistically: Has the juxtaposition
of dance, drama, sound and light been effectively woven into
an enjoyable/viable theatrical
- Thematically: Are the historical and thematic
links clear to the audience?