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Robert Daniels

Senior Lecturer | +44 (0)1243 816487

Senior Lecturer in Theatre
Programme Coordinator: MA Performance (Theatre / Theatre Collectives)


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


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: 1468-2761


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 Art.

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