Frauke Requardt and Daniel Oliver maintain social distancing by reimagining their 2019 stage show Dadderrs within their own home as a digital boxset.
Daniel is dyspraxic and is too slow. Frauke has ADHD and is too quick. They are married and have kids. Together they have created a fantastical escapist world in response to their experiences as neurodiverse parents.
Based on their recent live work, Dadderrs the Lockdown Telly Show reimagines the awkwardly intimate and dysfunctional activities of family life within the current climate. Filmed in their own home, it will be a cross between a fly-on-the-wall experience of life under lockdown, and a curiously poetic diversion combining dance, discourse, absurdity and realism. As the nation slowly emerges from lockdown, Dadderrs the Lockdown Telly Show will document an era of a strange and alien reality we all lived through.
Working with film maker Susanne Dietz, Requardt and Oliver created 11 episodes, available through The Place’s website and YouTube channels as a playlist. Together they experiment with what creating art under social distancing rules may look like, while also contemplating the user journey and how audiences can interact with digital content.
All 11 episodes will be available as a “box set” on The Place website form 22 July for 30 days. The work will also be released on Tramway TV on 22 July and Forest Fringe on 23 July for a limited period, exploring the possibility of digital touring.
Dadderrs the Lockdown Telly Show is commissioned and produced by The Place. Supported using Public Funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Dadderrs was originally commissioned by Dance International Glasgow, Sick of the Fringe, The Place & The Yard Theatre.