HerStory: The Catchpole Chronicles is a unique performance project that celebrates and showcases the creative talents of people living with Parkinson’s.
Supported by Arts Council England and Snape Maltings, HerStory began as a research and development residency held in Jan 2018 at Snape Malting’s Creative Campus. During the residency, artists Amy Mallett, Danielle Teale, Sarah Lewis & Nicola Wydenbach formed a new collective; CARVE coLAB, with a shared vision for developing inspiring artistic opportunities for people living with Parkinson’s.
Devised in collaboration with the company, HerStory is an operatic performance work combining dance, music, film and animation, celebrating the exploits of a local Suffolk heroine, Margaret Catchpole.
The company’s goal is to stage performances of the finished work in Suffolk and London, with a cast including members of the Parkinson’s communities from each location.
The next stage of the residency will see CARVE working with community participants to develop material for the performance in a series of workshops throughout July and August 2019, culminating in a scratch performance at Snape Maltings’ Peter Pears Recital Room at 3pm on August 20th.
You can read more about CARVE coLAB here.