Robert Daniels

Senior Lecturer


Robert is one of the artistic directors of Bootworks Theatre: a group of artists who work in a range of disciplines and contexts, and make a varied spectrum of work including devised performance, live art and children’s shows.

Bootworks deliver between four to five creative projects per year, accessing varying audiences and demographics. Alongside this they run a series of workshops and paid intern projects for young people and emergent artists.

Bootworks have two award nominations and one win for Innovation and Experimentation, from Total Theatre, are supported internationally by the British Council, and are resident artists at the ShowRoom Theatre, Chichester.

Independent projects include DIY, a book trilogy, and Tiny Live Art, a documentation project, recreating performances in HO scale models.

His first solo project; Playing with MySelf in 2003 was ACE funded and supported by The Battersea Arts Centre. scorezer0, its sequel was also funded by ACE and supported by RALP funded Choreographic Lab.

Other work includes collaborations with Jane Bacon (and red leaf dance videos) on two entries for the Video Place’s One Minute Wander dance video competition (winners 2000), premiered at Cinemarket 2001 by the Danish film institute and Bodyworks 2001 festival in Melbourne.

Robert has also worked and trained with a number of artists, including:

  • Sally Dean
  • Trestle
  • New Art Club
  • Nicolas Nunez
  • The New World Performance Laboratory
  • Goat Island
  • Xavier Le Roy
  • V-Tol dance
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Edited book: Daniels, R. (ed. 2015) D.I.Y. Too, University of Chichester: UK. (Published August 2015. ISBN: 978-1-907852-36-7)

Edited book: Daniels, R. (ed. 2014) D.I.Y. (Do. It. Yourself), University of Chichester: UK. (Published March 2014. ISBN: 978-1-907852-24-4)

Non-refereed article: Baker, Daniels & Roberts (2012) 30 Days to Edinburgh, in Field et al (2012) Forest Fringe: Paper Stages, Jerwood Charitable Foundation: UK

Non-refereed article: Baker, Daniels & Roberts (2012) A Spaceman, Cowboy and Disco Dancer walk into a bar, in Total Theatre Magazine, Volume 24, Issue 2 (Summer 2012), University of Winchester Press: UK (pp. 6-9) ISSN: 0960-6106

Contribution to; Thompson, Peter (2003) Practice as Research: Notes and Queries, in Studies in Theatre and Performance, Vol. 22, No. 2, Intellect Press (pp. 159-180) ISSN: 1468-2761

Refereed article: Daniels, Robert (2005) Inside Out; What is (my) practice in Performance Studies, inStudies in Theatre and Performance, Vol. 24, No. 3, Intellect Press (pp. 239-251) ISSN: 1468


Robert’s research interests include: “DIY” Theatre and Performance, UK-centric Performance Studies, Live Art, Interdisciplinary Devised Performance, Dance Theatre, Street Theatre and Site Specific A

Chiprints repository

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tiny Live Art

Daniels, Robert (2015) Tiny Live Art. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 19 March 2019

We Could Be Heroes

Daniels, Robert (2018) We Could Be Heroes. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The JukeBoxes

Baker, James, Daniels, Robert, Roberts, A. and Haines, R. (2017) The JukeBoxes. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad

Baker, James, Daniels, Robert, Roberts, A. and Haines, B. (2017) The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad. [Show/Exhibition]
Friday, 23 September 2016

D.I.Y. Too

Daniels, Robert (2015) D.I.Y. Too. University of Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex. ISBN 9781907852367
Friday, 23 September 2016


Daniels, Robert (2014) D.I.Y. University of Chichester, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9781907852244
Thursday, 23 January 2014

Bootworks: 'Little box of horrors' and 'Une boite andalouse'

Daniels, Robert (2009) Bootworks: 'Little box of horrors' and 'Une boite andalouse'. [Video] (Unpublished)
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

La Boite Noir

Daniels, Robert (2013) La Boite Noir. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Little Box of Horrors

Daniels, Robert (2009) Little Box of Horrors. [Show/Exhibition]
Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Daniels, Robert (2011) The Incredible Book Eating Boy. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Une Boite Andalouse

Daniels, Robert (2011) Une Boite Andalouse. [Show/Exhibition]
Tuesday, 12 March 2013

30 Days to Edinburgh

Daniels, Robert, Baker, James and Roberts, Andy (2012) 30 Days to Edinburgh. [Show/Exhibition]
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Other department members

Vince Field
Theatre Manager

Vince Field has had creative blood flowing through his body since he was a child, and so at the age of sixteen “ran away to join the theatre” where expanding his knowledge in all aspects of the technical    (dark) side and his passion grew. Developing his skills working in theatres and an A/V company throughout the UK, Europe and America.

Julia Thurston

Julie joined the Programme as Administrator in 2004

Jodie Hawkes
Senior Lecturer

Jodie is currently undertaking PhD research, her title is ‘Mother-trouble-makers: maternal performance and live art-activism in the rented family home.’

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