Siobhan Davies Studios

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon - Thurs, 9.00 - 22.00
Fri - Sat, 10.00 - 17.00
Sun, 9.00 - 20.00

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

Our kitchen is available for public use.

We also have two public computers with free internet access.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Katinka Bock

Traces Commission: Katinka Bock, Mesonya/

  • 30 September — 22 October 2017 *on now

This is the first of three Traces Commission projects to be presented over the coming months, in which three artists have been invited to spend time getting to know the building and the artists and practice that occupy it, leading to the creation of a new body of work.

For her first solo presentation in the UK, Bock addresses the specific conditions of the Roof Studio at Siobhan Davies Studios. Bock’s installation, incorporating ceramic with other common construction materials, responds to and emphasizes the space’s constantly changing use for classes, rehearsals and other events. The installation will be more or less present according to the interests and needs of users of the studio. During exhibition hours, it will fully occupy the space, creating a landscape of forms that will also extend beyond to the outside of the building and into the adjacent school. The exhibition’s title, an anagram of some / any, hints at these conditions of presence and absence.

Bock makes her practice sensitive, in a variety of ways, to the influence of various situations that it encounters. As well as responding to Siobhan Davies Studios’ architecture and activities, Mesonya/ is the third in a series of projects where Bock incorporates a process of exchange with others into her making process. The sculptures centre on ceramic forms made by wrapping objects acquired by trading her sculptures for shop goods with shopkeepers in Toronto, the site of the project’s last iteration in her exhibition _o_o__o at Mercer Union. This continues a process started with Bock’s exhibition Zarba Lonsa at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers near Paris in 2015.

Witnessing the making and presentation of Siobhan Davies Dance’s recent touring performance installation material / rearranged / to / be has also informed Bock’s process. It has led to a dialogue with Andrea Buckley, a dance artist who participated in that project, and will result in a performance and workshop to take place inside Bock’s exhibition.

The Traces Commissions are supported by The Henry Moore Foundation

The work of Katinka Bock will receive additional support from the Goethe-Institut London and Fluxus Art Projects

Where

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St. George's Street
London
SE1 6ER
England

Getting there

Cycling/Santander Cycle Hire

There are two docking stations near our Studios - on Geraldine Street, and St George's Road between Garden Row and Gaywood Street.

there are good cycle routes to and from Elephant and Castle and our Studios. Visit the Transport for London website to help plan your cycle route to our Studios. Additionally, we provide an area to the side of our building for visitors to lock their bikes securely while at the Studios.

By public transport

Follow directions to the Imperial War Museum.

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, London South Bank University exit.

By bus: All to Elephant & Castle: 12, 53, 148, 344, 360, 453 or C10 to Imperial War Museum

We are also walking distance from Lambeth North and Waterloo stations.

Website

http://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/exhibitions/traces-commission-katinka-bock-siobhan-davies-stud/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Movement Workshop

Movement Workshop with Andrea Buckley

  • 21 October 2017 1:30-3:30pm *on now

Join dance artist Andrea Buckley to move among the sculptures created for the Roof Studio by Katinka Bock. Buckley will guide you to experience the sculptures through a series of improvised movement exercises.

No prior dance or choreographic experience required to take part.

Movement Workshop with Andrea Buckley
Sat 21 Oct, 1.30pm
£15 / £12 conc + booking fees

For more information contact enquiries@siobhandavies.com or call 0207 0919 650.

Concessions are available for full–time students (with valid NUS or ISIC cards), assistants or professional carers of people with disabilities and those who are receiving Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Disability Living allowance.

The Traces Commissions are supported by The Henry Moore Foundation

The work of Katinka Bock will receive additional support from the Goethe-Institut London and Fluxus Art Projects

Where

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

Getting there

Cycling/Santander Cycle Hire

There are two docking stations near our Studios - on Geraldine Street, and St George's Road between Garden Row and Gaywood Street.

there are good cycle routes to and from Elephant and Castle and our Studios. Visit the Transport for London website to help plan your cycle route to our Studios. Additionally, we provide an area to the side of our building for visitors to lock their bikes securely while at the Studios.

By public transport

Follow directions to the Imperial War Museum.

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, London South Bank University exit.

By bus: All to Elephant & Castle: 12, 53, 148, 344, 360, 453 or C10 to Imperial War Museum

We are also walking distance from Lambeth North and Waterloo stations.

Admission

£15 / £12 conc + booking fees

Website

http://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/workshops/traces-commission-movement-workshop-andrea-buckley/

Dance and Art Forum

Dance and Art Forum: Why Dance in Museums?

  • 9 November 2017 1:30-6:30pm

This afternoon of presentations and discussions looks critically at the recent profusion of dance in museums, galleries and international art events. Siobhan Davies Dance has recently created significant work in this area – our touring work material / rearranged / to / be, our three-year Dance Artist / Curator Mentorship Scheme, the Creative Europe collaborative project Dancing Museums, and the publication Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery and Museum. All of these have raised questions about the value of these appearances and encounters and about the opportunities and challenges visual arts contexts present for dance and choreography. What does the dancing body do for the museum? What does the museum do for the dancing body? The day aims to articulate key concerns for further investigation in relation to this rich area of practice.

Dance and Art Forum
£12 / £8 conc + booking fees, including performance of OK Future by Lucy Suggate and Connor Schumacher.

Join Lucy Suggate and Conor Schumacher to imagine a future where everyone moves together, in a new work informed by their experiences with the Dancing Museums programme.

For more information contact enquiries@siobhandavies.com or call 0207 0919 650.

Concessions are available for full–time students (with valid NUS or ISIC cards), assistants or professional carers of people with disabilities and those who are receiving Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Disability Living allowance.

Where

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

Getting there

Cycling/Santander Cycle Hire

There are two docking stations near our Studios - on Geraldine Street, and St George's Road between Garden Row and Gaywood Street.

there are good cycle routes to and from Elephant and Castle and our Studios. Visit the Transport for London website to help plan your cycle route to our Studios. Additionally, we provide an area to the side of our building for visitors to lock their bikes securely while at the Studios.

By public transport

Follow directions to the Imperial War Museum.

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, London South Bank University exit.

By bus: All to Elephant & Castle: 12, 53, 148, 344, 360, 453 or C10 to Imperial War Museum

We are also walking distance from Lambeth North and Waterloo stations.

Admission

£12 / £8 conc + booking fees, including performance of OK Future by Lucy Suggate and Connor Schumacher.

Website

http://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/talks-events/dance-and-art-forum-why-dance-museums/

Doing Day

Doing Day: Body / Brain / Archive

  • 19 November 2017 11am-4pm

This Doing Day workshop extends the research informing Siobhan Davies Dance’s work for galleries, material / rearranged / to / be. Participants will experience and experiment with the connection between body and brain, and explore how impulses to move arise and how embodied feeling is affected by perceiving the movement of other bodies. Members of the public will be invited to participate in activities designed by dance artists Siobhan Davies, Helka Kaski and Matthias Sperling in dialogue with Manos Tsakiris, Professor of Neuroscience at the Warburg Institute and his colleagues at the BIAS (Body & Image in Arts & Science) Project, housed at the Warburg Institute.

Doing Day: Brain / Body / Archive
Sun 19 Nov, 11am
£25 + booking fees

No dance or choreographic experience required to take part.

For more information contact enquiries@siobhandavies.com or call 0207 0919 650.

In collaboration with the BIAS (Body & Image in Arts & Science) project, Warburg Institute, School of Advance Study, University of London. This event is part of the Being Human 2017 Festival.

Admission

£25 + booking fees

Website

http://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/workshops/doing-day-body-brain-archive/

Open Choreography Performance Evening

open Choreography Performance Evening

  • 1 December 2017 5:30-10pm

Our Open Choreography Performance Evening features performances by Evangelia Kolyra, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Francesca Foscarini, John Tube and Andrew Kerton looking to push their works forward in dialogue with you. We invite you to spend time with them after their performances to hear about their choreographic processes and share your impressions.

Open Choreography is expanding the way in which Siobhan Davies Dance work with independent dance artists and choreographers. in Spring 2017 we invited applications from artists to take part in residencies at Siobhan Davies Studios and/or perform new work to gain essential experience and feedback from audiences. This event is a celebration of new work and future works in-progress.

Admission

£12 / £8 conc + booking fees

For more information contact enquiries@siobhandavies.com or call 0207 0919 650.

Concessions are available for full–time students (with valid NUS or ISIC cards), assistants or professional carers of people with disabilities and those who are receiving Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Disability Living allowance.

Website

http://www.siobhandavies.com/whats-on/performance/open-choreography-evening/

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

Website

www.siobhandavies.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@siobhandavies.com

Telephone

020 7091 9650

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