• Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

    Moving and Experiencing

    Moving and Experiencing

    Somatics in theory and practice

    Sat, 9th Nov, 2013 | University of Chichester | Cost: £55 waged, £35 unwaged

    This day of talks, workshops and performances promises to be the start of something exciting. Our aim is to bring together a range of professionals working in the field of somatic practices and arts-making in a series of research events to deepen our knowledge and practice, enabling new connections and possibilities. In this first event, we will run a series of taster workshops, show new dance performance research and offer a keynote talk on the mystical in somatic practices. Each workshop will be an introduction to a particular way of a working and we encourage participation in all the workshops in order to facilitate a deep and embodied awareness of the connections embedded in these practices. This embodied knowledge will then fuel our discussions about similarities, possible links, and differences. We hope this way of sharing our practices will give rise to deeper understandings amongst the respective practices as well as providing a meaningful experience for those considering a career in somatic practices.

    This group of practitioners has been selected to make an initial offering to a further enquiry into the depth and breadth of dance and somatic practices both in and beyond Higher Education. We hope to run a series of these events and so if you are interested in offering a workshop for a a future event please contact j.bacon@chi.ac.uk

    Programme of Events

    Note: each workshop is intended to be a taster and will include a short discussion. In addition there will be opportunity for cross-workshop discussion in both the morning and afternoon.

    • 9.00 – 9.30
      Coffee and registration
    • 9.30 – 9.45
      Introduction – Professor Jane Bacon (University of Chichester)
    • 9.45 – 10.30
      Workshop 1 – Linda Hartley, Institute of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy (IBMT)
    • 10.30 – 11.15
      Workshop 2 – Sharna Travers Smith, University of Chichester (Body-Mind Centeringâ)
    • 11.15 – 11.30
    • 11.30 – 12.15
      Workshop 3 – Dr. Jill Hayes, University of Chichester, (Dance Movement Psychotherapy)
    • 12.15 – 1.00
    • 1.00 – 2.15
      LunchDuring lunch there will be a performance showing by Detta Howe and Cai Tomas – 1.30-2.00, Dance Studio 1
    • 2.15 – 2.45
      Keynote Lecture – Amanda Williamson, Visiting Fellow, University of Chichester (Mystical/Spiritual in Somatic practices)
    • 2.45 – 3.30
      Workshop 4 – Prof Jane Bacon, University of Chichester, (Authentic Movement)
    • 3.30 – 4.15
      Workshop 5 – Lian Wilson, Tamalpa UK (Life Art Process)
    • 4.15 – 5.00
      Tea and Discussion

    To book your place:
    Please email s.francis@chi.ac.uk for availability and send a cheque made payable to University of Chichester to Sue Francis, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE
    Cost: £55 waged, £35 unwaged

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot hold your place without full payment no later than 25th Oct, 2013.

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

    Inter(ACT) Showcase 2014

    Inter(ACT) Showcase 2014

    Inter(ACT) is a showcase of contemporary theatre and performance, made up of selected undergraduate work from students at the University of Chichester. Inter(ACT) is an opportunity for Students from sixth form and colleges as well as arts professionals to come and see the diverse work created on the Theatre & Performing Arts programme.

    For more information and if you wish to attend this free event, please contact:

    Andy Roberts – email: showroom@chi.ac.uk with the amount of tickets you wish to be reserved.

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

    Unfinished Business

    The ShowRoom Chichester

    A micro festival and symposium involving postgraduate performance students from Chichester’s MA Performance (Theatre and Theatre Collectives) programme, alongside selected works from contemporary arts programmes in the UK. This two-day event involves a programme of full-length performance works, keynote speeches by invited speakers, workshops, presentations, talks and seminars.

    For more information and if you wish to attend this free event, please contact:

    Andy Roberts – email: showroom@chi.ac.uk with the amount of tickets you wish to be reserved.

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

    Neil Bartlett

    Neil Bartlett

    Live Art Agency DIY Project

    Sun 3 Nov 7.30pm Admission free | Age 16+

    University of Chichester and Live Art Agency – DIY 10
    Acclaimed director and performer Neil Bartlett grew up in Broyle Close, just ten minutes away from the site of The Showroom. For six years, he cycled past it every day on his way home from school……Since then, his early notoriety ( performing naked in derelict warehouses; directing
    Complicite’s first award-winning show ) has lead to a career that has taken him to the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – not neccessarily in that order ! – and now , for the first time in nearly forty years, he’s coming back to Chichester to make a new piece of work.

    Working with a group of local young performers for just 48 intensive hours, Neil is going to dive back into his past and create a new piece of performance that explores what it feels like to come back to the streets and buildings that he knew so well as a small-town teenager. What does it feel like to go back ? Is going back a good way to start going forward again?

    I LIVE HERE is being developed by The Showroom in association with LADA’s DIY programme.
    This first scratch Sunday night showing of the piece will be free, with no booking required – just turn up on the night for a glimpse of a very special artist at work.

    To find out more about Neil and his work, go to www.neil-bartlett.com.

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

    Caroline Horton & Company

    Caroline Horton & Company, Mess


    Thu 5 Dec 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 14+

    China Plate presents Caroline Horton & Company – Mess

    Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from 2013 Olivier Award nominated Caroline Horton (You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy).

    Winner: Stage Award for Best Ensemble 2012.

    “Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major major talent”
    Time Out.


  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

    Liz Aggiss

    Liz Aggiss, Survival Tactics

    Survival Tactics

    Thu 24 Oct 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 15+

    From a glamorous, blonde bombshell in high-heels to a pigeon toed, bow legged, oddball in big pants – Survival Tactics upturns the usual perception of the female stage body on its head. Inspired by Ausdruckstanz, with a fascination for grotesque dance, and a penchant for British music hall, Liz Aggiss pays comedic homage to her historical mentors, and herself, through a seamless fusion of movement, text and film.

    “Liz Aggiss wowed us with her Survival Tactics, a bravura volley of agile mischief with ideas and limbs flying in brilliantly ridiculous directions”
    Mary Brennan Glasgow Herald.