DEEPSPACE by James Batchelor

James Batchelor and Collaborators (Australia)

Offsite: in collaboration with Hackney Showroom
Sunday 1st July, 5pm | £12/£10 concessions | Book Online


Combining dance, sound and installation, DEEPSPACE is a mesmerising, intimate performance that examines our curiosity for the unknown.

Award-winning choreographer and performer James Batchelor and visual artist Annalise Rees spent two months aboard Australia’s state of the art marine research vessel Investigator, studying remote volcanic islands in the sub-Antarctic.  DEEPSPACE seeks to transport the audience to this unique and remote landscape. The performers guide the audience around a vast warehouse space and give a visceral experience of moments of real human discovery.

Playing at the intersection of art and science, James Batchelor takes you to the extremities of remoteness and proximity, connectedness and isolation, certainty and uncertainty.

James Batchelor will also lead a workshop on Saturday 30th June, giving an insight into his fascinating creative process.


Chisenhale Dance is East London’s champion of risk and experimentation in dance and performance. We’re excited to present the London premiere of Australian artist, James Batchelor, as the first in a new series of international guest performances.

Access note:
The audience is encouraged to move through the space with the dancers. There will be some seating available but it is not encouraged. If you require a seat for any reason, please let staff know when you arrive. People of all abilities can (and have enjoyed) the work.



James Batchelor and Collaborators are currently in residence at Dance4, Nottingham. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria. For more information about the artist, visit James Batchelor

Presented by Chisenhale Dance, in collaboration with Hackney Showroom.  One of the Standard’s Best New Writing Theatres, Hackney Showroom is an inclusive and vibrant warehouse arts venue with an outstanding and affordable programme of shows, festivals and events, with something for everyone.