• Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    bgroup

    B Group 2013

    Just As We Are

    Thu 18 Apr 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    bgroup returns with a brand new show by choreographer Ben Wright. Just As We Are opens at walking pace, moves through a series of solos and duets and culminates in a spectacular group finale.

    It is a tribute to an act of uncertainty, an invitation to the audience to consider the level of its participation…how will you share the moment?

    Ben Wright is an internationally-commissioned artist whose work moves between extremes – sometimes dark and mysterious, sometimes funny and flippant. Ben’s passion for creating extraordinary experiences and curious yet accessible work is the driving force behind bgroup’s growing popularity and success.

    For Just As We Are, Ben Wright is joined by an exceptional team of performers – Robert Clark, Lise Manavit, Allison Ahl,

    Michael Barnes and Andrew Garfield – lighting designer Guy Hoare, Composer Alan Stones and costume designers Theo Clinkard and Elizabeth Barker.

    “Probing, bonkers … leaves you effervescent with compassion and aching for a hug”
    The Stage.

    www.bgroup.org.uk

    Photo credit: bgroup
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN

    Big Hit 2013

    Big Hits

    Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    “Hello, Welcome, You look very nice. We’re Big Hits and we’re on a mission. You’ll learn SELFIMPROVEMENT here with us tonight and you will COMPLETELY improve yourself. That way you can be better in the world. Are you ready? Because if you’re not you’re running out of TIME. We’re going to blast our hearts RIGHT OUT for you right here for you. Do you feel FREE? This one’s for you.”

    Big Hits rises up in the space between live art and theatre, looking for a good time and staring hard at censorship, propriety, and the violence that can erupt when noise is stifled. An Unruly Voice is at large; the music’s turned up high.

    “Big Hits is funny, sexy, frightening, essential.…a genuine ground-breaker.”
    Mark Ravenhill.

    www.getinthebackofthevan.com

    Photo credit: Ludovic des Cognets
    Big Hits is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International, made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. In co-production with PACT Zollverein (Essen), Bora Bora (Denmark) and Colchester Arts Centre (UK).
    With the support of Migros Cultural Percentage, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Camden People’s Theatre (London), Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (UK), and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    Clout Theatre

    Clout 2013

    How A Man Crumbled

    Thu 7 Mar 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 14+

    “Art is a cupboard! We are not cakes!”

    Award winning Clout Theatre invites you to dive head first into the absurd world of the Russian poet, iconoclast and false moustache wearer Daniil Kharms. Three bouffonesque characters intent on telling ‘The Old Woman’ story let narrative escape them as comic vignettes, metaphysical ponderings and bouts of senseless violence provide constant distraction. Expressionist silent film meets grotesque slapstick in a world where clocks have no hands and a cucumber can kill a man.

    Winner: Physical Fest Audience Award 2012

    “An hour of sheer pleasure”
    The Scotsman

    www.clout-theatre.com

    Photo credit: Heike Kandalowski
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    Brian Lobel

    Brian Lobel - Purge

    Purge

    Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm Full £4 | Conc £3 | Age 16+

    Part game show, part lecture, part love story, Purge explores where online friendship stops and real friendship begins.

    Last year, Brian Lobel played a brutal game of friendship maintenance in which he gave strangers one minute to decide which of his 1342 Facebook friends to keep or delete. The deleting was real, the pace was maniacal, the results were final.

    50 hours of performance, 800 emails from angry, amused and intrigued friends and over 2500 comments from people watching via live stream later, Purge (the stage show) examines the process of and fallout from Purge and explores how we emotionally and socially interact with digital media.

    Development of Purge supported by Arts Council England.

    Brian Lobel is a senior lecturer at the University of Chichester.

    “Lobel creates endearingly brave work”
    The Economist.

    www.blobelwarming.com

    Photo credit: Pekka Makinen
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    3Fall Dance

    3 Fall 2013

    3Fall Dance 2013

    Thu 14 Feb 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    3Fall Dance Company is proud to present an evening of new works that show the dancers diversity, physicality and presence. 3Fall Dance is made up of a collection of 3rd year dance students.

    Is-Is by Cai Tomas

    The choreography is based on purposefully slowing down everyday activity, in the hope of finding a way of seeing, feeling and reattributing meaning to what we take for granted, often and the simplest things. If we slow down we might remember to see again.

    The After Party by Lila Dance

    The party is over but we’re not ready to leave, or maybe we are but just don’t know how to. We wait, reliving moments of our past and trying to form and invest in meaningful relationship with each other to past the time. We should just go, but no one seems to know where. Can we leave now? Maybe there is a way out or a time to leave, but we hold tight, hold on to each other perhaps this is all there is.

    In the need for love by Victoria Fox

    The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skilful an individual may be, left alone he or she will not survive. We must depend on the support of others.

    www.3fall-dancecompany.weebly.com

    Photo credit: Chris Tang
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    Lila Dance

    Lila Dance 2013

    The Incredible Presence of a Remarkable Absence

    Thu 7 Feb 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Lîla Dance presents a theatrical double bill featuring new work The Incredible Presence of a Remarkable Absence, a re-imagining of the world created by Samuel Beckett in Waiting For Godot. Lîla Dance’s tragic-comedy shifts between tender, absurd, and bittersweet scenarios as four peculiar personalities wait for their salvation. Urgent movement and sporadic dialogues become dynamic forces that relieve them from the overwhelming realisation that there is, in fact, nothing to be done. Where they are and where here is, seems to be on the edges of their memory yet as hard as they try together or alone they can’t quite uncover the answer.

    The evening also includes the duet Not about Love, choreographed by Yael Flexer.
    Lila are associate lecturers of the University of Chichester.

    “An altogether gripping little slice of dynamic intelligence”
    Donald Hutera, The Times

    www.liladance.co.uk