• 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/ Spring 2013

    Performing Place Symposium

    The ShowRoom Chichester

    An Open Invitation:

    Saturday 1st June 2013, Chichester University, Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester.
    9.30a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

    The Dance and Performing Arts Department at Chichester University invite researchers, practitioners, artists and post-graduate researchers to a 1 day symposium that will explore, celebrate, problematize and articulate notions of experiencing, encountering, articulating and ‘performing’ place through creative arts inquiry.
    The symposium will include installation and performance work, academic paper presentations, informal discussions and opportunities to engage in dialogue with colleagues interested in exploring practices and processes of experiencing and ‘performing’ place, and associated notions of (amongst others) site-specificity, embodiment, mobility, location, space, place and performativity.

    The symposium aims to stimulate a sharing of knowledge and ideas in an informal, playful and participatory manner.

    The event will take place on Saturday, 1st June 2013 at Chichester University, Bishop Otter Campus.


    • Fiona Wilkie: ‘Walking/cruising/motoring: performing place on the move’
    • Carl Lavery: ‘Postgeopathological Ecologies: Simon Whitehead and the Body as Home’
    • Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow: ‘Experiences of Skript: A micro-installation’
    • Virginia Farman: ‘Performance in Urban Spaces’.
    • Victoria Hunter: ‘Dancing-Worlding the Beach’
    • Gregg Whelan: ‘What I Run About When I Run About Running’
    • Pete Phillips: GIFT-TAKE-MAKE-GIFT: A one-on-one performance encounter (running throughout the day)

    The day will also include a work in progress performance of a new outdoor dance performance piece, Everyday Hero, which is a development of the Mass touring show by Bicycle Ballet. Everyday Hero has been made with participants with visual impairments and 3 sighted dancers, and tandem bicycles. The work employs the structure of the Hero’s journey to explore themes of heroism found in the real life experiences of people with visual impairments.
    This is a free event, tea and coffee will be provided on the day, attendees are advised to provide their own lunch as there are no catering facilities on campus on that day.
    Please email Vicky Hunter at v.hunter@chi.ac.uk to reserve a place.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon!