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.

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.
Vision Quest

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant and Castle

  • 3 June 2017 4-5:30pm

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is part documentary, part performance, part archive – exploring the major transitions currently taking place in the south London neighbourhood. The film follows Coates on an unlikely suburban journey as he sets out on a Vision Quest, seeking animal spirits to help gain insight into a possible future for the failing redevelopment scheme. In response to the Council’s formal vision and master plan for Elephant and Castle, Coates involves residents from the now demolished Heygate Estate, council planners and developers to evoke an alternative collective vision of what it could be.

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is the conclusion of an local residency undertaken by Marcus Coates over a 4 year period (2009 / 2012). At the centre of the film is the improvised live rock-shamanic-ritual collaboration between Coates and Chrome Hoof staged within the legendary Coronet Theatre, one of the oldest buildings in the area. Coates performs an improvised ritual, supported by Chrome Hoof and Wildbirds & Peacedrums, marking the passing of the neighbourhood and to envisage a new strategy for development that does not repeat the mistakes of the last redevelopment in the 60’s.

Elephant and Castle has undergone successive redevelopments since the post war era. Each has been characterised by the imposition of extensive masterplans to solve increasing social housing needs and decreasing social prosperity.

Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant and Castle (2012, 51”12 mins) is a Marcus Coates film, commissioned & produced by Nomad Projects and co-directed by Marcus Coates and Michael Smythe. Cinematography by Annemarie Lean-Vercoe, editing by Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas.

Where

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

Getting there

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

£6.80

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vision-quest-a-ritual-for-elephant-castle-by-marcus-coates-part-of-lfa-2017-tickets-34101602812

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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