8.30pm, Saturday 7 May 2016
Universal Hall (Auditorium)
60 minutes, age guide 16+
Contains strong language
Under 18s £5.00
Evening Pass £25.00*
*all shows plus meal & drink
Tickets available on the door only.
Slap and Tickle is a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos.
Liz Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens. Decoding mythologies, platitudes, refrains and old wives tales, this performance navigates itself into a feminist soup; it is push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle……all the way home.
“A very funny solo piece.” Lyn Gardner
For the past 40 years Liz Aggiss has been re(de)fining her own brand of British contemporary dance performance, blurring the boundaries between high art and popular culture; from the early 80’s supporting punk legends The Stranglers with her visual cabaret troupe The Wild Wigglers: to her classic solo Grotesque Dancer: to the dance/opera duet Falling Apart at the Seams: to the award winning dance film Motion Control: to Guerrilla Dance interventions: to the unconventional Performance Lecture Survival Tactics: to her cross disciplinary performance The English Channel: to her current solo Slap and Tickle. She received the Bonnie Bird Choreography Award 1994, Arts Council Dance Fellowship 2003, is Emeritus Professor University of Brighton and Hon. Doc. University of Gothenburg Sweden.