Performance

Worst Case Scenario

Choreographed by the company, in collaboration with renowned choreographers and dance artists: Lisi Perry, Gary Clarke, Frauke Requardt, Company Chameleon, and with the theatre company. The Big Wow, Worst Case Scenario sees the company take their well-loved mix of high energy, vibrant choreography, and humour and turn it into a riot of visually striking moments that dare the audience to take their fears and wrestle them into submission.

As with all of the Taciturn’s work, Worst Case Scenario appeals to audiences from every walk of life as Jen, Jenna and Jennie light up the performance space with their playful and humorous charm. The connection between the dancers is compelling and leaves audiences moved and wanting to see more.

Tech spec

  • Duration of performance: 20 minutes
  • Minimum stage size 8m x 8m
  • Black curtains at the back of the stage
  • Black or grey dance floor
  • Sprung floor preferable
  • We will require your technical crew as we do not have a technician on tour. One dressing room iron and ironing board
  • Programmes are supplied by the company

Full lighting and sound technical spec and cue sheet available on request.

Grapple

"Leaves the audience out of breath and intrigued."
Audience member from performance at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, October 2010

Choreographed by Lisi Perry

In Grapple three dancers, dressed in black suits, create a haunting ripple of movement across the space. Subtle lighting shifts, moments of incredible physicality and precisely timed choreography combine to take the audience on a mesmerising journey.

Tech spec

  • Duration of performance: 20 minutes
  • Minimum stage size 8m x 8m
  • Black curtains at the back of the stage
  • Black or grey dance floor
  • Sprung floor preferable
  • We will require your technical crew as we do not have a technician on tour.
  • One dressing room iron and ironing board
  • Programmes are supplied by the company

Full lighting and sound technical spec and cue sheet available on request.

A Turn or Two

"Never have I seen a piece say so much with such subtlety"
Cultiv8 Arts

A turn or two (inspired by Liz Aggiss) takes the audience on a journey of love and loss, echoing both modern day and the nostalgic past.

Infused with dark humour, this witty piece invites the audience to share the emotions laid bare on the stage, asking the question, what happens when you can’t let something go?

Tech spec

  • Duration of the performance: 9 minutes
  • Minimum stage size 8m X 8m
  • Black curtains at the back of the stage
  • Black or grey dance floor
  • Sprung floor preferable
  • We will require your technical crew as we do not have a technician on tour
  • One dressing room with iron and ironing board
  • Programmes are supplied by the company
  • This piece can also be reworked for specific sites with previous notice

Full lighting and sound technical spec and cue sheet available on request.

Femme

Taciturn’s take on all that it is to be female. From the everyday to the extraordinary, the piece looks at the many performances of a woman.

A stylised piece, that magnifies the subtleties of movement and embraces the elegance and energy of the female.

Film

A short Film created in collaboration with film maker Percy Dean. The film can be shown as part of dance platforms, film sharings or within a festival setting. Please contact us to discuss.

Credits for Film

Direction and choreography: taciturn and Percy Dean in Consultation with Lea Anderson

Tech spec

  • Film Length: 4 mins
  • Shooting format: HD Digital Colour Film
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35

Sited Live Work

Femme can also be performed as a short installation piece in public spaces such as theatre foyers, shop windows and shopping centres.

This can be discussed to fit with your requirements. The piece is not interactive but engages audiences well in appropriate spaces.

Highlights from the company CV

Northern Platforms – Public Announcement – Dance City
March 2012 – Worst Case Scenario

Cornerstone Festival 2011 – Liverpool Hope University
November 2011 – Evening of work including work in progress of ‘Worst case Scenario’

Northern Platforms – Friday Firsts – Yorkshire Dance
November 2011 – Grapple

Heads Up Festival – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Dance Base
August 2011 – “Grapple” (excerpt) Lisi Perry.

Leap into Hope, Double Bill with Gary Clarke, Liverpool
May 2011 – ‘Grapple’, Lisi Perry. ‘Hang up your coat and stay a while’, taciturn

Premier of triple bill programme, Liverpool October 2010 – taciturn presents….. with work by Lisi Perry, Tom Roden and taciturn.
October 2010 – taciturn presents….. with work by Lisi Perry, Tom Roden and taciturn.

Physical Fest, Liverpool
May 2012 – ‘Worst case scenario’
June 2010 – ‘Grapple’, Lisi Perry

Cloud Dance Festival, London
July 2011 – ‘ A Turn or two’ – Jennifer Hale, Solo
July 2010 – Triple bill programme performed over three evenings March 2010 – ‘Grapple’ , Lisi Perry
July 2009 – ‘Hang Up Your Coat and Stay a While’, taciturn September 2008 – ‘If it can be broken it can be fixed’ , Tom Roden

Leap Dance Festival, Liverpool
March 2012 – ‘Worst case scenario’
March 2011 – ‘A Turn or Two’
March 2010 – ‘Grapple’ March 2009 – ‘Hang up your coat and stay a while’
March 2008 – ‘If it can be broken it can be fixed’

Outdoor performance and festivals
June 2012 – Grassington Festival
December 2010 – 12 Days of Christmas, Liverpool June 2010 – City Steps, Liverpool
April 2010 – International day of Dance, Liverpool February 2010 – Leap Flashmob, Liverpool

Capital Nights Festival
October 2008 – “ If it can be broken it can be fixed” (Tom Roden)

British Dance Edition Fringe Event, Liverpool
January 2008 – Premier performance of “ If it can be broken it can be fixed” (Tom Roden)