Table of Contents ICA Off-Site programme ← Performance ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Table of Contents ICA Off-Site programme
Sat 18 Oct 2014, 12–6pm

The Old Selfridges Hotel
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Audiences are welcome to watch the work anytime between 12pm and 6pm.

Following performances in the UK and Munich, live movement installation Table of Contents returns to London as part of the ICA Off-Site programme of live performance, coinciding with Frieze London.

Table of Contents is a live 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 offers the possibility of a live dialogue to experience and consider how the past reveals itself in our present actions.

Using the archive of Siobhan Davies Dance as an initial but not exclusive starting point, Table of Contents explores what archival dance material could look like and how it could be experienced. Each of the artists delves into material from their past using choreography and verbal commentary to question how we remember and retain movement. Concepts of archive and choreography are a  constant reference point, from investigating dance history to looking at the human body as an archive.

Table of Contents is a collaboration between Siobhan Davies Dance, the ICA (London), Tramway (Glasgow) and Arnolfini (Bristol).

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

‘Unpretentious and visceral, it forces the viewer to become hyper-aware of their own bodies.’ Art Info

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

Venue info

The Old Selfridges Hotel
1 Orchard Street
London W1H 6JS