Siobhan Davies Studios
Siobhan Davies Dance is one of the country’s most outstanding and innovative dance companies and choreographer Siobhan Davies advocates for the wider recognition of dance as a significant and extraordinary art form. The Company’s RIBA award-winning building, Siobhan Davies Studios in Southwark, South London, provides a local, national and international resource for learning about movement and dance, and a meeting ground to discuss new ideas. It presents a varied programme of events, performances, talks, artists’ sharings and visual art exhibitions.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Mon - Thurs, 9.00 - 22.00
Fri - Sat, 10.00 - 17.00
Sun, 9.00 - 20.00
Our kitchen is available for public use.
We also have two public computers with free internet access.
Notes on Gesture, I. II. III
- 26 February — 27 November 2016 *on now
The exhibition will unfold throughout the year with emphasis placed not on individual artworks but the relationships and interconnected gestures between them. The exhibition is comprised of performance, film, photography, and spoken word works, as well as archival materials from collections such as the V&A and the Warburg Institute.
- Any age
Taking Apart Togetherness: The Art and Science of Being a Group
- 27 May 2016 7-10pm
What might science have to say about why dancing together is such a universal human activity across all cultures? And how might artists and scientists work together to address such questions?
Choreographer Matthias Sperling, social psychologist Daniel Richardson and cognitive neuroscientist Guido Orgs introduce their collaborative research project investigating moving together in groups in this lecture demonstration. Combining choreographic practice and scientific methods, they studied what it means to move in synchrony, how it affects those who do it (performers) and those who watch it (perceivers).
To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-apart-togetherness-the-art-and-science-of-being-a-group-tickets-24315755078
Making Siobhan Davies Studios: Part of the 2016 London Festival of Architecture
- 28 June 2016 7-9pm
As part of Siobhan Davies Studios’ ten year anniversary celebrations, Siobhan Davies and Studios architect Sarah Wigglesworth are joined by Research Fellow in Architecture at the Royal College of Art and Director of Theatrum Mundi, Adam Kaasa, to discuss the story of the Studios’ inception and the role of architecture in making places for people
Pilgrim by Lucy Suggate: Part of the Next Choreography Festival
- 3 July 2016 From 7pm
Pilgrim is a physical journey through the mystical sound scores created by Electronic Musician James Holden. It is a reminder of the ancient and enduring kinship between dance and music and the deeply transformative qualities of both. The work is haunted by remnants of English folk heritage and pagan sensibilities shifting between hypnotic and euphoric states. Lucy’s physical vocabulary is irreverent and eclectic; she guides us through minimal sophistication towards Acid House and arduous repetition, resulting in a variety of perceptual and physical shifts. Coaxed along by Holden’s beguiling and epic rhythms she is constantly questioning and reminding us of why we dance?
£6 / £4
To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pilgrim-by-lucy-suggate-at-the-next-choreography-festival-tickets-25353283353#tickets
Next Choreography Festival
- 3 July 2016 12-8pm
The Next Choreography Festival is the culmination of Siobhan Davies Dance Next Choreography course for curious young artists. Featuring live performance, film, talks and participatory events the day features the work of the Next Choreography participants, alongside a screening of film installation work The Running Tongue by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton and an evening performance by dance artist Lucy Suggate.
Free entry. Please note that Lucy Suggate's performance is a paid for, ticketed event.
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George's Road
020 7091 9650