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Siobhan Davies Dance announces summer 2019 events

2 Jul 2019

Siobhan Davies Dance has a busy summer ahead with activities ranging from workshops to sharings, courses to festivals. We are particularly excited about our Next Choreography Festival featuring work from 19 of our young artists; a film and performance weekend from Sam Williams and residencies with Botis Seva and Far From The Norm, and Andrew Kerton.

Other events include a choreography course and Doing Days open to people of all backgrounds and experiences; opportunities to meet with and feedback to dance artists; talks and open-platforms. This is a summer where you can make, do, watch and share in the choreographic process in a multitude of different ways.

Lauren Wright, Programme Director at SDD, says of this season, “Siobhan Davies Studios remains a hub of activity for new and emerging work in dance and beyond. We are delighted to welcome this year’s Open Choreography Residency Artists Botis Seva / Far From the Norm and Andrew Kerton to interrogate their practices in dialogue with our audiences. Sam Williams extends our engagement beyond dance with his new film installation. And our Next Choreography Festival promises to be a highlight for the year with exciting young talents sharing fresh ideas.”

Information on the summer events:

NEXT CHOREOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Expect the unexpected in our celebration of work created by our current Next Choreography
participants, 19 young people aged 16 – 24. Curated by Alexandrina Hemsley
Sun 21 July, 2pm – 4.30pm
Free, with optional £5 donation to SDD’s Youth Programme

OPEN CHOREOGRAPHY RESIDENCY | Botis Seva and Far From The Norm
During their two-week residency, Botis and Far From The Norm will be interrogating movement language and social commentary within Botis’s latest work BLKDOG. Engage in a free public sharing of his process at a Studio Sounding.
Residency: 22 – 26 July and 5 – 9 August
Studio Soundings: Tue 23 July, 7 – 9pm | Free but booking essential

OPEN CHOREOGRAPHY RESIDENCY | Andrew Kerton
During his residency Andrew will develop strategies to translate and apply his choreographic methodologies into video. He will also run a free workshop open to all.
Residency: 19 – 24 August & 27 – 30 August
The Embodied Edit workshop: Sat 24 Aug, 11am – 4pm | Free but booking essential

SAM WILLIAMS | Film and Performance Weekend
Visual artist and filmmaker Sam Williams takes over our studios with durational performances and his latest video installation, created in response to the passing of his friend, mentor and collaborator Rosemary Butcher MBE.
Fri 6 – Sun 8 September

NEXT CHOREOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Expect the unexpected in our celebration of work created by our current Next Choreography
participants, 19 young people aged 16 – 24. Curated by Alexandrina Hemsley
Sun 21 July, 2pm – 4.30pm
Free, with optional £5 donation to SDD’s Youth Programme

OPEN CHOREOGRAPHY RESIDENCY | Botis Seva and Far From The Norm
During their two-week residency, Botis and Far From The Norm will be interrogating movement language and social commentary within Botis’s latest work BLKDOG. Engage in a free public sharing of his process at a Studio Sounding.
Residency: 22 – 26 July and 5 – 9 August
Studio Soundings: Tue 23 July, 7 – 9pm | Free but booking essential

OPEN CHOREOGRAPHY RESIDENCY | Andrew Kerton
During his residency Andrew will develop strategies to translate and apply his choreographic methodologies into video. He will also run a free workshop open to all.
Residency: 19 – 24 August & 27 – 30 August
The Embodied Edit workshop: Sat 24 Aug, 11am – 4pm | Free but booking essential

SAM WILLIAMS | Film and Performance Weekend
Visual artist and filmmaker Sam Williams takes over our studios with durational performances and his latest video installation, created in response to the passing of his friend, mentor and collaborator Rosemary Butcher MBE.
Fri 6 – Sun 8 September
Sam’s latest film the actual structure is the material will run from 6.30 – 9.30pm on Friday and 11am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
Performances of Latent Commons and A Fruiting Body will take place at the following times:
Latent Commons
Fri 6 Sept: 6.30 – 8:30pm
Sat 7 Sept: 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm
A Fruiting Body
Sun 8 Sept: 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm
Free but booking essential

EVENING CHOREOGRAPHY COURSE | Choreographic Histories Now with Joe Moran
Choreographer Joe Moran leads a course exploring intersections between formal approaches to choreography, the history of dance and current developments in contemporary dance.
Thu 5 Sept – 17 Oct, 7pm – 9pm
£140/£112

MATTERS ARISING
The latest in our series of Long Table discussion platforms addressing pressing topics in the practices of contemporary dance, choreography and performance.
Tues 10 Sept, 7pm – 8.30pm
Free but booking essential

DOING DAY | Magic and Science with Matthias Sperling & Katye Coe
Our Doing Days invite participants to experience dance and movement through actually ‘doing’. Matthias and Katye will immerse you in the methodology used to create Matthias’ new work No-How Generator, connecting with scientific research and drawing on ritual, shamanism and hypnosis.
Sun 22 Sept, 11am – 4pm
£25 / £20 concs

Full details on our website.