The Secret Listeners

Kampe, T (2012) The Secret Listeners. Trent Park Mansion, London, UK, 22 - 23 July 2012.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Kampe, T
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Date: 2012
Event Location: Trent Park Mansion, London, UK

"This transdisciplinary, performative and practice-led research project was part of a large Heritage lottery funded project the ‘Secret Listeners’ in collaboration with Pascal Theatre Company (PTC) which was designed in three stages:
The creation of a performative immersive theatre event - ‘ a site –responsive guided tour’ in relation to recently published historical documents revealing secretly recorded conversations of high ranking German POWs between 1943 and 1945 at the historic site of Trent Park, London.( July 2012)
The documentation and educational dissemination of interviews with WW2 surviving refugees in relation to the topic, culminating in a panel discussion and presentation at The Jewish Museum in London (January 2013)
The publication of a book ‘The Secret Listeners’ (to be published in July 2013) in collaboration with Pascal Theatre Company, London, English Heritage, Jewish Museum. TK will be part of the editors of the book and contribute a chapter.
The project investigated how innovative performance-led processes can be employed as a pedagogical process and tool for trans-generational knowledge transfer . The performance project was conceived and directed by TK and performed to an audience of c.a. 800 mostly elderly ‘participants’, by a group of professional and young performers. The piece was created in collaboration with award- winning sound artist Nick Ryan, Video Artist Mark Norfolk, Composer-Singer Helen Chadwick, and Social Historian Inge Weber-Newth.
The project used transdisciplinary somatic-informed performance making strategies (as documented in submission 1) with an emphasis on immersive performance practice, participant evaluations, audience feedback, and interviews with refugees a tools for knowledge transfer in an applied context.(
The project was funded with £ 94 k through Heritage Lottery Grants
TK is planning a further collaboration with PTC , social historian Dr.Inge Weber Newth, and the Jewish Military Museum through a project on WW1 for 2014."

Commissioned by Pascal Theatre Company with English Heritage Lottery Funding.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 13:31
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