• Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Edge Dance

    Edge 2012

    Edge:2012

    THU 3rd MAY
    7:45pm
    Full £10, Conc £6

    Edge: The postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School
    EDge features a new generation of the most promising contemporary dancers performing commissions by exciting young choreographers. Led by Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, EDge’s 2012 tour showcases performances by a strong and diverse ensemble of 12 dancers.

    The programme features new full length works by internationally acclaimed artists Matthias Sperling (Canada/UK) and James Wilton (UK) alongside other works including Alston Takes Cover, a joint commission by The Place and Dance Umbrella. Alston Takes Cover includes three choreographers’ personal takes on Richard Alston’s iconic Wildlife, created by Tony Adigun (Avant Garde Dance), Rachel Lopez de la Nieta (Dog Kennel Hill Project) and Moreno Solinas/Igor Urzelai (BLOOM!). This unique programme is filled with high-level energy and technical excellence that pushes the performers to their limits and leaves you on the edge of your seat.

    “fresh and exciting to watch”

    Dance Expression

    Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning
  • 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