Fri 15 May to Sat 16 May

Robert Clark

Promises of Happiness

£15 (£12 concessions)

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Are you happy? Would more money help? A hug from a stranger? A new mobile phone or cheaper car insurance?

This is a dance show for joy, for simple pleasures, for saying 'no' to people who want to tell us what should or should not make us happy; and to endless promises of happiness alluding to a world just out of reach.

Here, exploring happiness is more important than ever actually finding it.

Let’s go there together.

Robert Clark makes humorous and emotionally charged, intricate and detailed dance shows.

Fri 15 May: Post-show discussion

Join choreographer Robert Clark in conversation with clinical psychologist and academic, Dr Chris Irons, practitioner of Compassion Focused Therapy

The Happiness Treatments 

The Happiness Treatments are a set of one-to-one, interactive performances looking at happiness and its complex role in contemporary society. Each treatment has been developed around recognisable features that exist as potential routes towards happiness in our culture, perhaps a spa treatment or a social dance.

Come, be greeted as if you were in a spa, fill in your happiness questionnaire and await your own personal offer of happiness.

You can choose from the following treatments:

Anna Tuulia’s Happy Endings

(20 minutes)

Fri 15 May: 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm Sat 16 May: 4.15pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm

You’re sitting on a chair. The room is not full, there are other people here. Across the room you notice me. I noticed you a while back. Come and meet Anna Tuulia. She wants to tell you her story and give you a dance. This dance is not exactly a happy one, but it might be about happiness. Someone’s happiness.

(Two people per slot)

Over 18s only

Tickets £5

Ring Box Office on 0207 121 1100 to book your preferred time slot


The Nature of Happiness with Kip Johnson

(1 hour)

Fri 15 May: 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm

Lie down, close your eyes and let Kip and his assistant re-introduce you to your senses. Take time to tune into the nature of happiness and allow this gentle, sensorial experience to take you to a place where you are ready to share these feelings with others. This treatment contains minimal physical contact and wearing comfortable clothing is advised.

Tickets £5

Ring Box Office on 0207 121 1100 to book your preferred time slot


A Guide to Happiness with S.Moynihan

(30 minutes)

Sat 16 May: 1pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm

Let Stephen guide you to happiness through his four step process. Take time and space to contemplate what and who is important to you, then with the support of your guide make a simple choice that could make you and someone you care about feel very special. When was the last time you took time to seek out happiness?

Tickets £5

Ring Box Office on 0207 121 1100 to book your preferred time slot

Commissioned by Dance East and The Place. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Greenwich Dance, Trestle Arts Base and Dance4. Robert Clark is a Work Place Artist and Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance.

Times: 8pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Summer 15

Summer 2015

Explore dance this summer at The Place with close dance encounters in reduced capacity shows (Theo Clinkard or Company Non Nova), watch legends of dance take the stage (Liz Aggiss, Richard Alston D