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
ChoreographerRoseanna Anderson, Joshua Ben-Tovim, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Patricia Langa, Alessandro Marzotto Levy, Owen Ridley-Demonick, Eleanor Perry
DesignerCostumes: Pam Tait, Lighting: Jake Channon
Number of people on stage7
Number of people in touring company7-8 (7 performers, 1 producer where required)
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 AvailabilityFrom September 2017
Scale of venueSmall-scale (capacity up to 400)
Minimum performance space6m x 9m
Text-basedLight (very little or no text),
Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)
VenueThe Leith Volcano
Production dates22-26 AUGUST
Contact for touring
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.