EDIT KALDOR (NE)
UK PREMIERE (BRIGHTON)
21/03/15 – CONTACT, MANCHESTER
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go…
Three teenagers want to talk about something they have no words for. They lead each spectator through memories of his or her own youth, but gradually the usual images of childhood are replaced by images connected to the experience of neglect and abuse. Scientific representations of what happens in the body and the brain during abuse are woven in with subjective experiences, fantasies and dreams. How close can you come to the experience of another person? Can we ever really understand?
Edit Kaldor combines conceptually strong forms rarely seen in theatre with a personal approach to profound issues of life and death. Her pieces convey the inner experience, the emotional and thought processes of often marginal or isolated individuals in today’s hectic world. Kaldor mixes documentary and fictional elements in her work. She works mostly with non professional performers and often integrates in her work the use of digital media in a sophisticated but straightforward way.
‘Intelligent experiential theatre that drills to the deepest layers of memory. Thanks to the ingenious ways of communication used in the performance, where the words fall short, a restless discomfort is left.’ Ludo Dosogne, cobra.be
BRIGHTON – The performance was followed by a short presentation and post show discussion with Dr. Graham Music (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics and an adult psychotherapist in private practice), in conversation with Edit Kaldor and the performers of Woe exploring the neurological and psychological impact of abuse on adolescence and development.
MANCHESTER – The performance was followed by a short presentation and post-show discussion with Prof. Kathryn Abel (lead researcher for the Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research in Manchester), in conversation with Edit Kaldor and the performers of Woe exploring the neurological and psychological impact of abuse on adolescence and development.