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Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance

Siobhan Davies Dance celebrates and seeks to strengthen the role of choreography, dance

and dance artists within contemporary culture. It has evolved over the years from a touring dance company into an investigative contemporary arts organisation which produces and commissions new work.

Independent Dance seeks to play a leading role in establishing and developing an ecology of rigorous, practical enquiry and invigorating ideas-exchange within contemporary dance.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £578,664
  • 2013-2014: £591,973
  • 2014-2015: £607,365

Video feed

Seeding the City: Monique Simmonds (Kew) Phytology Site, Bethnal Green

Professor Monique Simmonds explores the on-going value of wild plants and traditional knowledge for the advancement of contemporary medicine. Professor Simmonds presents the complexities of health-giving properties of plant species in a local and international context. The talk was held at the Phytology site in Bethnal Green, London on 17 May 2014. This event is part of Seeding the City a programme of talks across two weekends in May and June curated in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance, Nomad and held as part of London Festival of Architecture 2014.

The Garden Bridge Talk at Siobhan Davies Studios

The Garden Bridge Talk with Joanna Lumley, Thomas Heatherwick and Dan Pearson, chaired by Paul Morrell. In their first joint public talk at Siobhan Davies Studios on 26 June 2014, Pearson, Heatherwick and Lumley discussed the concepts behind London’s first Garden Bridge. Connecting Temple station and the Strand to the South Bank, the bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick and landscaped by Dan Pearson, will provide a stunning new public garden across the Thames. This event is part of Seeding the City a programme of talks across two weekends in May and June curated in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance, Nomad and held as part of London Festival of Architecture 2014.

Take One Picture and Experience It

Take One Picture and Experience It with Charlotte Sharman Primary School - screened at the National Gallery’s Take One Picture Exhibition 2014.

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Mobile Meadow Seedling Walk

The Mobile Meadow Seedling Walk began from two locations; The Mobile Gardeners Park and Siobhan Davies Studios on the 29th June 2014. For three months the Meadow has been quietly growing in pots and beds in and around Elephant & Castle. As the plants came into flower, Movement Artist Simon Whitehead and Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds invited participants to take a silent choreographed walk with them to 'Mobilise the Meadow'. En-route they planted a Guerrilla Meadow in the heart of Elephant & Castle. This walk was part of 'Human Nature: Art, horticulture & choreography across the growing season' curated by Alison Proctor and Vicky Long.

Manual at Turner Contemporary, 2014

A live work by choreographer Siobhan Davies, made with solo dance artist, Helka Kaski, 8-11 May 2014 at Turner Contemporary. Kaski invites audience members to help her carry out a familiar action by giving her a series of verbal instructions, for example standing up from a lying-down position. As they work together to complete the task, it becomes clear that what at first may appear easy, is actually complex and extraordinary, often causing amusement and bemusement. Film by Mark Castro and Max Philo

Mobile Meadow - Seeding Event

This was The Mobile Meadow seeding event, held at Siobhan Davies Studios and the Mobile Gardener's Park with Richard Reynolds on the 29 &30 March 2014. There is still an opportunity to plant more wildflowers, so please get in touch with Robyn at Siobhan Davies Dance on robync@siobhandavies.com

Table of Contents at the ICA London

Table of Contents: A live installation exploring memory and presence of movement, co-created by Siobhan Davies, Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling. Six artists perform a total of sixteen overlapping sections for up to six hours a day. http://www.siobhandavies.com/

Parallel Voice 2010

Thursday 18 March 2010 Carsten Nicolai, Blixa Bargeld, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Ben Borthwick (moderator) A group of artists, who started their careers in the 1970s and 1980s and work simultaneously in different artistic genres, discuss their experiences, focusing on music, poetry and the visual arts.

Parallel Voices, 2007. The Imperfect Body

The Imperfect Body, Challenging the culture of beauty. This event took place at Siobhan Davies Studios on Thursday 1st March 2007. Pictured in the footage: Jonathan Burrows, Tim Etchells, Adrian Heathfield and Kate McIntosh.

Parallel Voices, 2007. Why Patterns?

Why Patterns?, Standing up for the abstract in a post-modern world. This took place at Siobhan Davies Studios on Thursday 15th March 2007. Pictured in the footage: Jonathan Burrows, Siobhan Davies and Matteo Fargion.

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85 St George's Road
London
SE1 6ER
London
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