Dance

Siobhan Davies Dance, Entelechy Arts, The People’s Bureau Jan 2016 — Mar 2016

Elephant & Castle: Memory And Place

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Memory and Place at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, 19th March 2016. Image credit: The People's Bureau. Siobhan Davies Dance, Entelechy Arts and The People’s Bureau together with local day centres and community groups in Southwark collaborated to create a durational dance piece performed at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre on [...]

The Paperworks

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Photo credit: Toby Keane. The Paperworks was a meanwhile space for arts and music, in operation for the summer of 2014 and July 2015, an open-air yard off of Newington Causeway. Primarily used as a daytime venue hosting house, techno and disco DJs, it was run and managed by nearby Corsica Studios.

Designed Elements

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Performance, Designed Elements. Photo by Gorm Ashurst. Designed Elements was a durational dance piece performed at the temporary arts and music venue, The Paperworks, located off of Newington Causeway. The performance was the result of dance workshops and iterative choreography led by dancer and choreographer Charlotte Spencer and landscape designer Anoushka Feiler with participants aged 14-21. [...]

The Mobile Meadow

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The Mobile Meadow Seedling Walk. Photo credit-Gorm-Ashurst In March 2014, The Mobile Gardeners invited the public to plant up wild flowers around Elephant and Castle. The main sites were outdoors at Siobhan Davies Dance, Charlotte Sharman Primary School and Wansey Street Pocket Park. In March volunteers gathered to sprinkle and sow wild flower seedlings in containers [...]

Ambient Jam workshops with Entelechy Arts

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Memory and Place, Ambient Jam. Image credit: Pari Naderi. The Ambient Jam multi-sensory workshops provided a creative space, blending improvisation, social dance and live movement. They were designed to be accessible to all generations and abilities. Homebound older people, their families and their carers were especially welcome. Ambient Jam is a collaborative project [...]

Going Home: The Odyssey

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The Odyssey, Nigel of Bermondsey. Image rights: Studio at the Elephant. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Butler and Eva Sajovic's residency at The Cuming Museum entitled Collecting Home, a processional event was devised by Vanessa Woolf and Nigel of Bermondsey around Elephant and Castle Roundabout on the theme Going Home. Woolf recounted a new version of The Odyssey whilst participants walked over, [...]

The People’s Bureau: Moose on the Loose

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Elephant and Castle Maypole. Image credit: The Peoples Bureau. People's Bureau were invited to be part of Moose on the Loose festival 2015 for a week-long artist residency. They installed their skills exchange cart to the Ground Floor space at London College of Communication, holding workshops and events. The residency culminated in a Maypole dance [...]

Ten Years of Siobhan Davies Studios

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2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of the opening of Siobhan Davies Studios. In the past decade the Studios have become a hub for artists to work, create new partnerships and extend the possibilities for dance within the contemporary arts. Founded and led since 1988 by choreographer Siobhan Davies, Siobhan Davies Dance has evolved [...]