• Archived Events/ Spring 2016

    3fall Dance

    3fall Dance

    2016 Performance

    THU 11 FEB | Full £8 Conc £5 | 7.30pm | AGE 12 plus

    3Fall Dance Company is made up of third year BA Hons Dance students at the University of Chichester.

    This year 3Fall have been working with three outstanding choreographers to create brand new exciting repertoire for the 2016 spring tour. Cai Tomos has produced a comical work, A Dance for you, with the dancers based around instructions given to them by family members about dancing; how we perceive it, describe it, and most importantly, do it. Carrie Whitaker (Lîla Dance) has created The Weight of Waiting, an exciting and emotionally driven work based around the idea of waiting; suspended between hope and hopelessness, these strangers find the strength to pull together, support and carry each other through the heaviness of the situation. Filip Van Huffel’s Below the Radar is an unsettling piece of sheer dynamic and unstoppable energy, based around groundedness, trust, humanity and speed. This exciting tour will also include projects created by third year student choreographers at the University.


    Image credit – Andrew Wolsfold

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Transitions Dance Company

    Transitions Dance Company


    Thu 30 Apr | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    In 2015, eleven of the best young dancers from across the world tour a triple bill of progressive dance works, featuring new commissions from three world-class choreographers.

    With a highly-energised and technically-challenging vocabulary, Bawren Tavaziva makes both pure, abstract work and dance theatre work accompanied by his own musical compositions; Zoi Dimitriou works with keen attention to space and tone, creating works which often have a personal and emotional signature; and Miguel Pereira surprises and subverts expectations with his unique take on performance and the body.

    The individuality and flair of the Transitions performers alongside the expert artistry of the choreographers makes this year’s tour unmissable. Book now to see the future stars of contemporary dance.


  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015


    MapDance 2015


    Thu 23 Apr | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    The University of Chichester’s MA performance company, mapdance is an established company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally.

    Performing diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers, this year’s commissions include new works by Jonathan Burrows, Rick Nodine, Lila Dance and Ofra Odel as well as a recreation by Kerry Nicholls.

    The mixed repertory offers a refreshing mixture of dance theatre, intricate and questioning choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.

    “mapdance is very much one of the leading players in terms of graduate performance of contemporary dance … it transcended what we may perceive to be student dance and held its own in terms of disciplined, focussed and innovative work from a very accomplished young ensemble.”
    Adrian Berry, Director of Jackson’s Lane, London.

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Christopher Brett Bailey

    This is how we die

    This is How we Die

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

    A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultraviolence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

    With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying.

    Written and performed: Christopher Brett Bailey. Musicians: George Percy, Alicia Jane Turner, Christopher Brett Bailey, and Apollo. Dramaturg: Anne Rieger. Lighting Design: Sherry Coenen. Produced by Beckie Darlington.

    An Ovalhouse commission, made with support from the Basement, Cambridge Junction and Norwich Arts Centre under East by South East. Supported by Arts Council England.

    “An absurd road movie of the soul cut with a razor wit and bubbling paranoia”

    ★★★★ The Guardian.