Impermanence Dance Theatre


Drawing on a range of artistic disciplines, Impermanence Dance Theatre is a Bristol-based company creating performances for conventional venues, festivals, cabarets, site-specific projects and community events. An ongoing experiment into collaborative creation, the company has created over 100 pieces since 2011, each time trying to reconfigure the elements of the creative process. Aiming to make work rooted in socially engaged practice, Impermanence explores the notions of equality and democracy while producing exciting dance theatre.

SEXBOX is inspired by the pioneering but little-known German electronic musician, Ursula Bogner and her fascination with the writings of Wilhelm Reich - a controversial feminist psychoanalyst for whom a healthy discharge of sexual energy was the crux of humanity’s salvation. Created through an intricate process involving chance procedures and non-hierarchy amongst the seven dancer-choreographers, SEXBOX is a beautifully crafted, visually rich and provocative show combining these core elements with other sources of inspiration, ranging from Hollywood glamour films and 1960’s art house animations to Iggy Pop.

In the press

"Ingenious choreography" The Observer

"Your eyes are softly spanked for 60 minutes with a series of carefully crafted and choreographed episodes of pleasure” Writing About Dance

Production details

  • Choreographer

    Roseanna Anderson, Joshua Ben-Tovim, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Patricia Langa, Alessandro Marzotto Levy, Owen Ridley-Demonick, Eleanor Perry
  • Designer

    Costumes: Pam Tait, Lighting: Jake Channon
  • Number of people on stage

  • Number of people in touring company

    7-8 (7 performers, 1 producer where required)
  • Freight

    Excess baggage

    If presenting partners do not have the necessary technical setup to stage the piece the company are able to tour with full rig (including lights and dance floor).

  • Touring Availability

    From September 2017
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400)
  • Minimum performance space

    6m x 9m
  • Text-based

    Light (very little or no text),
    Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    The Leith Volcano
  • Production dates

    22-26 AUGUST
  • Production times

  • Duration

    55 MINS
  • Audience capacity




Impermanence have developed a specific workshop model for young people based on SEXBOX which uses creative writing and movement to look at the development of alter egos to explore gender and sexual identity. The company can also offer contemporary dance technique classes, workshops on physicality for actors, collaborative making workshops - either centred around SEXBOX or other themes groups might be engaged with, rep workshops, and talks on professional development which encourage collaboration.