• Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Karen McNally

    The ShowRoom Chichester

    Album Cover Moments: Frank Sinatra, Gender and the Complexities of Star Imaging

    Performing Arts, Music and Film/Media

    Wed 25th Jan 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO3
    Free admission

    Frank Sinatra’s post-war star image represents an exemplary case of intertextuality, crossing the multiple boundaries of film, television and nightclub performances, musical recordings, and an extensive variety of media commentary. The image of masculinity articulated via this intertextuality both illuminates post-war debates around masculinity and challenges further ideas of gender, sexual and American identity. This paper considers some of this imagery, exploring in particular the 1954 Warner Bros. film Young at Heart and its explicit referencing of Sinatra’s persona as a singer in both musical and visual terms.

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Fleur Darkin Dance Company

    Fleur Darkin Dance Co, DisGo


    THU 19th April
    Full £10, Conc £6

    …”It’s as if we’ve been transported to some nocturnal ritual in ancient Sparta… curiously alluring, intriguing and weirdly enjoyable…” Luke Jennings, The Times.

    DisGo’s territory is minds, organs, nervous systems. Join the international company of incredible dancers on an intimate journey into the night…

    Touring now for its fourth season, the show is back due to audience demand. Fleur Darkin Company invite you to come and play. Surrender to the sound and dance sensation of DISGO.

    DISGO is intimate, not intimidating. DISGO creates new and closer proximities between performer and audience. DISGO is a different experience for everyone. The centre of DISGO is within the individual experiencing it “One of the more overtly theatrical of the new wave British choreographers” (The Times), Fleur Darkin merges her company of powerful dancers with the audience to create a riot of choreography. Experience a unique intimacy with the performers as they dance this raw and powerful new work.

    Set in a stunning immersive light design by Sam Collins and with a soundscore including Plastikman, Fourtet and Mortitz Von Oswald… why don’t you put your hands up for Berlin… Detroit… Chichester?

    Photo Credit: The Company
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2012

    Edge Dance

    Edge 2012


    THU 3rd MAY
    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
    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