Siobhan Davies Dance Film Retrospective ← TEN YEARS ← Film ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Siobhan Davies Dance Film Retrospective
Sat 27 Feb 2016, 2–8pm

Siobhan Davies Studios
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Free Entry, Optional donation to the 10th Anniversary Fund
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As part of the Siobhan Davies Studios 10th anniversary celebrations we present a day of films commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance. 

All This Can Happen (2012), 50 minutes 
Siobhan Davies & David Hinton
3pm & 6pm
Constructed entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema, All This Can Happen is based on Robert Walser’s novella, The Walk (1917). A flickering dance of intriguing imagery brings to light the possibilities of ordinary movements from the everyday which appear, evolve and freeze before your eyes.

A Question of Movement  (2011), 33 minutes         
Marcus Coates & Henry Montes
Showing continuously during the day
Montes and Coates’ experiment with the role of physical movement in approaching and understanding questions; filming members of the public in their homes and places of work, Montes invites them to ask a question which Coates uses as a catalyst to spontaneously approach through movement.

A Dance of Ownership, A Song in Hand (2011), 9 minutes 
Gill Clarke & Lucy Skaer
Showing continuously during  the day
Clarke and Skaer travelled to the uninhabited island of St Kilda and to Mount Stuart, to create a film work which investigates ways to unbalance normal conditions and record different realities.

Lying in Wait (2009), 9 minutes 
Idris Khan & Sarah Warsop
Showing between screenings of All This Can Happen
Lying in Wait is an atmospheric film installation work set among a series of moving bookshelves, among which Warsop dances and re-dances a series of brief sequences making sheathing movements with open white palms. Formed of layered movement, the choreography evokes a relationship between opening pages and breathing lungs.

‘Davies and Hinton have achieved the near-impossible: a film both harrowing and full of levity, pathological and poignant, microscopic and expansive.’ Sukhdev Sandhu, Sight & Sound

Venue info

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
T +44 (0)20 7091 9650