quiet red by karen foss quiet works was the second part of a trilogy consisting of pearl simply, quiet red and europa woman. It sprang out from four of Shakespeare's sonets (no. 18, 27, 54 og 130). A full-length performance using two performers, music/sound, text and theatre sound and space.
Information(Objekt ID 2001)
|Premiere||April 29, 2004|
|Produced by||karen foss quiet works|
|Coproducers||BIT Teatergarasjen, Carte Blanche|
|Based on||The Sonnets by William Shakespeare|
|Audience||Youth, Adults (from 14)|
|Language||Norwegian and English|
|Expressions||Multidisciplinary, Dance, Performance, Theatre, Contemporary dance|
|Running period||April 29, 2004|
|Website||karen foss quiet works|
Requirements to venue
|Minimum stage width||8m|
|Minimum stage depth||8m|
|Minimum stage height||7m|
|Rigging time||600 minutes|
quiet red by karen foss quiet works springs out from love poems by William Shakespeare.
"Lo thus by day my limb, by night my mind, for thee and for myself, no quiet find" is an excerpt from sonnet no. 27, a travel poem by Shakespeare, in which he writes about love the way he feel it in body and mind. In his sonnet no. 54 Shakespeare reflects on aspects of love, time, vanity, beauty and death – wide-reaching issues poetically and succinctly presented in a total of 12 lines and a couplet.
quiet red by karen foss quiet works is the second part of the pearl trilogy. It embodied a technical discourse of the poems, propelled the two performers into personal ponderings about love as a large and confusing entity and ended with a quiet monologue about love in our present times - its forms of generosity, sorrow and longing. The piece highlighted the intimacy and closeness between the two main performers as they slowly intertwined with lovers hovering in the background. The English and Norwegian text was written and performed by Suzie Davies and Karen Foss.
quiet red by karen foss quiet works received support from Arts Council Norway, The Audio Visual Fund and The Fund for Performing Artists in Norway.
karen foss quiet works, karenfossquietworks.no, 01.08.2010,
|Karen Foss||– Concept/Idea|
|Karen Foss||– Choreography|
|Antti Sakari Saario||– Music|
|Katrine Nylund||– Stage design|
|Katrine Nylund||– Costume design|
|Katrine Nylund||– Costume|
|Antti Sakari Saario||– Sound design|
|Suzie Davies||– Performer|
|Karen Foss||– Performer|
|Yvonne Øyen||– Performer|
|Alan Lucien Øyen||– Performer|
|Indrani Balgobin||– Other|
|Anne Regine Klovholt||– Other|
|Stephen Rolfe||– Other|
|May 13, 2005 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|May 12, 2005 – BIT Teatergarasjen|
|May 2, 2004 – Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata)|
|May 1, 2004 – Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata)|
|April 30, 2004 – Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata)|
|April 29, 2004 – Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata)|