• Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Pattern Fight

    Pattern Fight, Conference of the Strange

    Conference of the Strange

    THU 26th April
    7:30pm
    Full £4, Conc £3

    In this psychedelic fusion of live art, Hand drawn animation and stand-up comedy. Sarah Ruff poses the question to the Audience: What is a Human? This strange conference is an attempt to explicitly deconstruct, Explore and celebrate the weirdness of human behaviour, reproduction and existence within the technologically driven modern world.

    The aesthetic of the work is integral to the performance with powerful visual imagery and complex interaction between body and projected animation. There is a consistent interplay between real body and the technological presence, to the point that the female body almost becomes or fails to become a robot. The piece embodies the aesthetic of somewhere between a conference and a dream.

    “Original and truly hilarious” Threeweeks magazine 2011 *****
    Photo credit: Ed Currie
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Action Hero

    Action Hero Frontman

    Frontman

    THU 8th MAR
    7:30pm
    Full £10, Conc £6

    Poised on the edge of catastrophe, Frontman is a furiously loud, raucous reproduction of the all the best gigs you never saw. With borrowed ramblings from iconic frontmen, the ghost of Elvis/Dolly/Kurt/Iggy is channeled by a girl in sequins, whilst a techie in rabbit ears refuses to watch the show. She turns up the volume and humps the speakers, and tells the crowd she loves them.

    Backed by an analogue synth and a tambourine, the performance is a defiant, brazen, half-cut version of a faded comeback gig, complete with dry-ice, lip syncs and extreme noise (earplugs provided…)

    Balancing between euphoria and a car crash, Frontman uses DIY analogue sound and is part-gig, part-perfomance for a standing
    audience who like it loud.

    Frontman is the third piece in an unintentional trilogy of work, following A Western and Watch Me Fall, about icons and the iconography of masculinity.

    Frontman was co-commissioned by Fierce festival 2011 and Inbetween Time Productions. It’s development was supported by Forest Fringe and Residence. It’s national tour was supported by Arts Council England. Sound support by Alex Bradley.

    “A beautiful poignant and comic performance”

    Don’t Panic magazine

    Photo credit: Briony Campbell
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Double Bill: Louie Jenkins – Time Piece & Carrie Whitaker – Wait

    Time Piece by Louie Jenkins and Wait by Carrie Whitaker

    THU 1st MAR
    7:30pm
    FREE

    Time Piece – Louie Jenkins

    Donations are welcome in aid of the Rebecca Skelton Fund
    Through a series of snapshots exploring embodied memory, moments twisted by time, this autobiographical performance jumps between a Yorkshire childhood, a chance meeting between Virginia Woolf and a cobbler, and a crumbling lighthouse. Thanatos (Death) and Eros (Love) share the same stage, but then, you know that, don’t you.
    Louie lectures at the University of Chichester and is studying for a Practice As Research PhD at Brunel University. Her research Articulating the scripted body, autobiography, performance, death has produced three performances Time Piece is the third in the series.

    Photo credit: Thomas McKay-Smith

    Wait – Carrie Whitaker

    Arriving and then waiting, How long? Do something, fill time with thought that may escape into physicality. Ready and waiting, and waiting.

    Wait is the beginnings of Lila Dance’s creative research exploring Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. This scratch performance is a collection of images, aural and physical ideas that will be explored in depth in a six week creative process in May and June 2012. This process is supported by Arts Council England, The Point, The University of Chichester and Pavilion Dance.

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Bryony Kimmings

    Bryony Kimmings, 7 Day Drunk

    7 Day Drunk

    WED 29th FEB
    7:30pm
    Full £10, Conc £6

    Bryony Kimmings is NOT an alcoholic. But she has always had a rocky relationship with booze. It seems the dark stuff is intrinsically linked to her confidence as an artist as well as blame for most genius and most hideous creations. 2 parts song and dance routine, 1 part breakdown with a twist of sobering reality, the show follows Bryony as she cracks open her own creative psyche with the help of a film-maker, a team of scientists, carers and an American IT expert. Created solely from material made during a seven-day experiment, in which Bryony was kept in various states of scientific drunkenness. Performed sober.

    “A bold, brassy yet sobering show with lots of bottle…
    disarmingly mad and honest.”

    Guardian

    Photo credit: Christa Holka
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    3Fall Dance

    3 Fall, 2012

    2012

    THU 9th FEB
    7:30pm
    Full £5, Conc £3

    3Fall is a dance company comprised of 14 talented third year dance students from the University of Chichester. The company has been running for over 10 years; working with a number of accomplished artists such as Lea Anderson (The Cholmondeleys) Martin Lawrence (Richard Alston Dance Company) and Philip Van Huffel (Retina Dance Company). This year, the current company will be performing repertoire by choreographers Cai Tomas, Aya Kobayashi and Liz Richards. The rehearsal process combined both intensive weeks as well as regular rehearsals over a period of four months; resulting in three very exciting and varied new works inspired by both the choreographer and the dancers themselves. The show also features selected works which were choreographed by promising third year dance students from the University of Chichester. The company have been touring throughout England, with the Showroom being 3Fall’s final performance.

    Photo credit: Jessica Palmer Malt
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Bootworks Theatre

    Predator by Bootworks Theatre

    Predator (finishing off what I started when I was five)

    THU 19th JAN
    7:30pm
    Full £4, conc £3
    (15+)

    At five years old my brother and I snuck down stairs after my parents had gone to bed and taped the film Predator off the TV, we would watch the film religiously thereafter and began creating our own version. What started out as a scene for scene re-creation soon turned into our own re-imagining, unfortunately we never finished what we had started.

    So here’s my chance!
    With a little bit of your help I will finish off what’s been in the making for 20 years, using some of the same techniques that my brother and I started with, as well as bringing to life and realizing the fantasy that we wished we were able to achieve in 1991.

    So please, sit down and join me at my table, as we play with remote control cars, action men, puppets and our own imaginations to complete our own version of the film Predator and finally finishing off what I started when I was five.

    Photo credit: Robert Daniels
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    mapdance 2012

    mapdance 2012

    mapdance 2012

    THU 15th MAR
    7:30pm
    Full £10, Conc £6

    At Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park
    Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP.
    Tel: +44 (0)1243 781312

    Celebrating its sixth year, mapdance, one of the leading postgraduate dance companies in the UK, returns to the ShowRoom Theatre with a preview of work from their 2012 programme.This year the company has commissioned works by Nigel Charnock, Matteo Fargion, Saju Hari as well as restaging Keira Martin’s Strange Journey (2010). Ranging in style and emotion, mapdance’s programme offers a diverse and refreshing mixture of dance theatre, lyrical choreography, punchy physicality and intriguing humour. It is a mixed bill that offers something for everyone.

    “Inches from its audience, the troupe radiated energy. A sharp and pithy showcase. rare to find and thrilling to watch”

    Total Theatre 2009