• Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland / Dance & Digital Works

    Yael Flexer - The Living Room

    The Living Room

    Date: Thu 30 Sep
    Time: 7:30pm
    Ticket Prices: Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5
    Suitable ages: 14+

    The Living Room is an intimate dance set in what appears to be the bare bones of a living or rehearsal room. The performers interfere or seemingly assist each other’s ‘solo moment’ together inhabiting an imagined domestic space.

    Yael Flexer’s distinctive choreography effortlessly weaves wry humour and informal banter with dance that is fast paced and emotionally driven. Music is by Nye Parry and cellist Karni Postel, who also plays live; lighting by Michael Mannion and dramaturgy by live artist Gary Stevens.

    Yael Flexer (Formerly Bedlam Dance Company) and Nic Sandiland create live works for stage as well as site-specific and gallery based digital installations. The company has been creating touring productions for the past 15 years alongside live and digital commissions for among others, Woking Dance Festival, The South Bank Centre and Sadler’s Wells.

    “dance that is unforced, unaffected, charming and smart” – Time out

    Nic Sandiland’s latest digital installation Gravity Shift is also being shown at The Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, from 29th September to 26th October. Drawing on technology usually associated to flight simulators and using projected images, this project seeks to challenge the notion that the pull of gravity on the human body is absolute and can only act in a fixed downwards projection.


    IMAGE :  Chris Nash
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Gregory Maqoma & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

    Southern Bound Comfort – UK PREVIEW

    Date: Fri 1 October
    Time: 7:30pm
    Ticket Prices: Full £12 | Conc £10
    Suitable 14+

    Please note this performance is taking place at the Point in Eastleigh
    Book tickets from The Point Box Office: 023 8065 2333 / www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk

    Created / Co-produced: Théâtre de la Ville- Paris, co-commissioned by The ShowRoom, University of Chichester and developed and created with the support of The Point, Eastleigh

    Southern Bound Comfort joins two stunning duets that have been developed from a long-standing friendship between dance artists Gregory Maqoma, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shanell Winlock. Accompanied on stage by three live musicians, the two duets, performed by Maqoma and Winlock, draw on, unite and create a shared language between the cultural heritage of European, South African and South Asian traditions.

    The evening previews Bound, a brand new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui centering on the cultural backgrounds of the performers and considers the ways in which we are bound to each other and to our heritage, ourselves and our desires. The second duet will be Gregory Maqoma’s widely acclaimed Southern Comfort. Originally presented in 2001, and re-created for the Svapnagata Festival at the Sadler’s Wells (curated by Akram Khan), it is a humorous yet moving work exposes what defines us and the physical and emotional connexions we build with the people and space around us.


    To book call The ShowRoom: 01243 816000

    IMAGE: John Hogg
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010


    Sadhana, The Shiver

    The Shiver

    Date: Thu 21 Oct
    Time: 7.30pm
    Ticket Prices: Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5
    Suitable 14+

    The Shiver is an interdisciplinary performance of dance and spoken word with three dancers exploring the scientific and emotional reasoning behind the physiological response of why we shiver.
    This unique collaboration between Choreographer Subathra Subramaniam and internationally acclaimed poet-in-residence Lemn Sissay, is a result of a recent shared experience of the Arctic through the Cape Farewell project, now acknowledged to be one of the most significant sustained cultural responses to climate change.
    Subathra continues her contemporary approach to the rich vocabulary of classical Bharata Natyam dance and The Shiver also draws on the work of Dr. Morten Kringlebach, professor of psychiatry at Oxford University, to create a thought-provoking and poignant event with a specially commissioned soundtrack by Kathy Hinde and lighting design by Aideen Malone.

    Subathra is an Associate Choreographer at Akademi; an Associate Artist at South East Dance and is the current Artist in Residence at The UCL Environment Institute, University College London.

    Café Scientifique accompanies each performance

    The Café Scientifique will be chaired by Quentin Cooper (of BBC Radio 4’s The Material World) to enable audiences to gain a deeper and richer insight into the ideas behind the making of The Shiver in order that they might engage more directly with the piece and the various collaborators who have worked on its production.


    IMAGE: Rebecca Zalatan
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Inspector Sands

    Inspector Sands

    If That’s All There Is

    Date: Thu 14 Oct
    Time: 7.30pm
    Ticket Prices: Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Suitable 15+

    A couple are teetering on the brink of marriage. As the happiest day of their lives approaches, the panic begins to rise. And everyone’s watching.

    Through the eyes of a jaded therapist and an awkward teenage girl we witness a case study of longing, envy, disappointment and violent urges, examining our obsession with seeking fulfilment at any cost.

    For anyone who’s ever wanted to stand on a windswept plain, howling for lost love.

    Inspired by the Peggy Lee song, Is That All There Is? this is the latest show from Inspector Sands, winners of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2009. Their award-winning hit debut Hysteria has toured extensively around the UK and internationally.

    “The excellent Inspector Sands. A wickedly funny and well-honed piece in which situation comedy veers from everyday banality to surreal imaginings” The Herald

    Commissioned by the Lyric Hammersmith. Co-developed at South Street, Reading and the Nightingale Theatre, Brighton. Supported by Alleyn’s School and Arts Council England


    IMAGE: Helen Maybanks
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Stan’s Cafe

    Tuning Out With Radio Z

    Tuning Out With Radio Z

    Date: 18 Nov
    Time: 7.30pm
    Ticket Prices: Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5
    Suitable 15+

    Late in the studios of Radio Z, two presenters are attempting to navigate the perils of the night, intent on bringing their listeners safely to dawn. The fictional presenters are relying on their listeners for help; the real actors are relying on you, their audience, to guide them through the show.

    This performance is powerful, hypnotic and addictive, as audiences are immersed in a visually beautiful, fictional world, watching actors negotiating the challenges of improvisation.

    Bring a phone or a laptop; send texts, ideas, images and make requests. Devise the show live with the Stan’s Cafe and experience the kick of finding your material seamlessly woven into the emerging drama and helping to shape events.

    Tuning Out With Radio Z is a unique and extraordinary theatrical experience that is improvised each night both for you and by you. It will never be repeated and needs your presence and input. Come for the start and stay as long as you wish or right through to the end, whenever and whatever that may be!


    IMAGE: Graeme Braidwood