The English Channel

Liz Aggiss

Research output: Non-textual outputPerformance


The work is an integrated dance/film work, written, costumed, performed and directed by Professor Aggiss that fuses the screen mediated body and fictional and factual archive film as textually embedded into an original 60 minute solo live performance. This work continues to investigate the shifting nature of public presentation, structure and delivery systems within contemporary dance. As The English Channel, Liz Aggiss is a cultural carrier – a conduit to channel willful women, and a cultural carrion – a vulture feeding off archives and resources. From a feminist perspective she provides a witty comment on mortality, and the pain, pleasure and paradox of the stage asking the ongoing female conundrum ‘Do I please you or do I please myself?” Using her body as the medium through which to act out and act up, she is accompanied by a cinematic soundscape and music by Alan Boorman/Wevie, with original text by Aggiss and film used as both montage/backdrop and illustration made in collaboration with Joe Murray.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013
Eventother - Previewed on June 7th 2013 at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
Duration: 1 May 2013 → …


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