• Autumn 2019/ What's On

    What’s On

    oh yes oh no 2019

    The ShowRoom has built a reputation for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit to the South East.

    We’re very excited by this season’s line-up which brings to Chichester, Bert & Nasi, Paula Varjack, James Wilton Dance and Louise Orwin.

    There’s also the Contemporary Arts Research sharings which are free to anyone wishing to engage in discussion around contemporary arts practice, so we hope that you will join us at one of these events this season, as well as an ample programme of Music and Visual Arts in our other sister venues across the University Campus.

    View our What’s On diary in brief here.

    Online booking will be available in September 2019.

  • Autumn 2019/ Theatre/ What's On

    Bert & Nasi

    ONE by Bert and Nasi

    ONE

    Thu 26 Sep 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+

    by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

    ONE is the third and final part of a trilogy of work exploring power dynamics and political themes on a micro, human level.

    It’s about polarisation, it’s about the left and the right. It’s also about two people who need to fix an awful, toxic relationship. 

    ONE is a painful conversation, either late at night or the early morning, in which neither side can bring themselves to just leave the room.

    Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas’s work is stripped back to say the least: the shows shouldn’t be interesting, but the way they play with humour, brutality, and their ability to turn the mood of a room on a sixpence has resonated with audiences across the world. 

    Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Bristol Old Vic Ferment. 

    Developed with the support of the National Theatre, MAYK, Shoreditch Town Hall and HOME. 

    “They are, to my mind, one of the most exciting prospects in British theatre”

    Matt Trueman, Whatsonstage

    “Startlingly effective: jagged, knockabout fun with a decidedly sharp edge” ★★★★

    Matt Trueman, The Times (on PALMYRA) 

    bertandnasi.com

  • Autumn 2019/ Dance/ What's On

    Ceyda Tanc Dance

    Ceyda Tanc Dance

    KAYA

    Thu 3 Oct 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 14+

    KAYA explores human experiences of displacement, drawing on the strength and resilience of those searching for belonging in a new community.

    Ceyda Tanc is a Brighton-based choreographer creating dynamic dance influenced by her Turkish heritage and highlighting the intersection of modern Britain’s diverse cultures. With a unique movement vocabulary fusing traditional Turkish folk dance with contemporary styles, Ceyda’s work challenges gender stereotypes by utilising the virtuoso movements of male Turkish dancers for her all-female company, conveying striking shapes and an emotive and sensual energy.

    ceydatancdance.com

  • Autumn 2019/ Theatre/ What's On

    Paula Varjack

    Cult of Kenzo by Paula Varjack

    The Cult of K*NZO

    Thu 10 Oct 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+

    How do high end fashion brands seduce? Why do people crave their products? 

    The Cult of K*NZO lifts the lid on the mysterious power of luxury brands, exploring entitlement and exclusion, desire and territory, in a world where you are who you wear. 

    “A dynamic expression of ideas, created from both personal experience and over a year of research. Opening both eyes and hearts”

    Three weeks

    “Punchy and engaging”

    The List

    paulavarjack.com

  • Autumn 2019/ Dance/ What's On

    James Wilton Dance

    The Storm by James Wilton Dance

    The Storm

    Thu 17 Oct 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 14+

    James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

    Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

    In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

    “The athletic style of James Wilton’s choreography is absolutely stunning and mesmerises the audience”

    Victoria Chen, The Outlier, Scotland 

    jameswiltondance.org.uk

  • Autumn 2019/ Theatre/ What's On

    Louise Orwin

    Louise Orwing Oh Yes Oh No 2019

    OH YES OH NO

    Thu 28 Nov 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 12+

    This is a show about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. It’s about trying to understanding what you want, and wondering how the hell to ask for it. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin asks the difficult questions as she takes you on a surreal joyride through femme sexuality and violence.

    Made exclusively with the candid input of those willing to talk openly and honestly about their sex life, this one-woman show interrogates identity, consent and power play. Featuring explicit XXX, Barbie’n’Ken role-play, a heady mix of pop culture references, and sound design by Alicia Jane Turner (THIS IS HOW WE DIE composer), the show explores sexuality and who gets to have a say in it. This show is for anyone who has ever struggled to find their sexual voice, or questioned the sexual culture they were brought up in.

    Oh Yes Oh No dares to speak about a subject which is rarely addressed publicly, especially in the wake of #MeToo. Steady yourself to rethink desire, and then watch her smash it all to pieces.

    Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Live Art Development Agency and Live Art Bistro.

    “Bold, brave work, and all the better for being filled with the voices of real women who, by speaking out, are staking a claim for their own erotic agency”

    The Guardian

    louiseorwin.com