Anniversary Weekend of Performances ← Performance ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Sun 17 Oct 2021

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Anniversary Weekend of Performances
9–10 Apr 2016, 2–8pm

Siobhan Davies Studios

Free Entry, Optional donation to the 10th Anniversary Fund

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Siobhan Davies Studios we present two durational performance works from the Siobhan Davies Dance archive.

Table of Contents (2014)

Table of Contents is a durational movement installation co-created by Siobhan Davies, Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling, each using their own history as a choreographer and performer to question how dance is archived.

Resembling a form of movement laboratory, a series of evolving choreographic situations take place in a shared space between performers and audiences. The work consists of individual sections created by the performers that are shown in sequences gently overlapping each other. Using the archive of Siobhan Davies Dance as an initial starting point, the artists delve into material from their past using choreography and verbal commentary.

Is it madness. Is it beauty (2010)
Clare Twomey

Is it madness. Is it beauty is a performance work originally commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance as part of ROTOR (2010) and performed by Sarah Warsop and Marina Collard.

Communicating ideas about the futility of human action, Twomey responded to the repetitive actions of dancers in The Score (2010), to create a performance piece that involves the continual filling and re-filling of a number of unfired ceramic bowls with water which eventually collapse.

Both performances will be shown concurrently in the Roof Studio and Research Studio.

‘It’s cumulatively absorbing; it rewards your attention.’ Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

‘Engagingly ambitious in the questions it wants to provoke about what dancers do and how they do it’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Venue info

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
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