Since forming in 1988 Siobhan Davies Dance has produced and toured a new work almost annually. This year we are pleased to be making new work in partnerships with museums and galleries and re-mounting recent work.
All This Can Happen
By Siobhan Davies and David Hinton
This new film had its world premiere at the International Film Festival, Rotterdam in January and has been screened internationally throughout the year. Future screening dates are announced regularly on our website.
By Siobhan Davies, Matteo Fargion and E. V. Crowe
"...it’s a beautifully simple idea with thought-provoking depth."
Financial Times on ROTOR at the Roundhouse, Aug 2013
We have been invited to perform three pieces from ROTOR, 2010, at the Roundhouse in August. A Series of Appointments, by Siobhan Davies, Songbook, by Matteo Fargion, and Live Feed, by E V Crowe will be presented in counterpoint Conrad Shawcross’s Timepiece installation.
Where Timepiece marks the passing of time with nuclear precision, ROTOR’s three live works manipulate time in order to achieve a set of tasks. Featuring four dance artists who mirror the movement of a clock hand as they walk in concentric circles, the almost hypnotic cycle is broken by small disturbances introduced by the dancers, which test their ability to hold themselves in a line as they adjust their speed or position. The artists also perform a score, a complex act of balancing the timing of too many movements, sounds and words.
17, 23 and 24 August
Free entry (Pay What You Like)
By Siobhan Davies
Siobhan Davies is one of seven artists who have been invited to present work in Every Day, a new sculpture exhibition which aims to question material, subject matter and display. The artists are responding to the theme of everyday, a central idea to our work. Manual will add a physical take on the theme by drawing attention to simple movement, meticulously dismantling their timing and order.
Siobhan Davies collaborates with a new artist for this commission, dancer Helka Kaski; they are currently in rehearsal together. They will create this new work for the gallery space, and Kaski will move amongst the other works on display.
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Working towards 2014
Our partnership between us and three arts centres: the ICA in London, Arnolfini in Bristol and Tramway in Glasgow is forging ahead. The research period includes input from their curators, and questions how we want an audience to experience performance in a gallery. We will share more on this as we go.
We have invited the artists Helen Carnac and Laïla Diallo who took part in the residency project, Side by Side, to extend their research into making a new work, to be shown in 2014. Considering what may exist between performance and exhibition, and a meeting point for their individual mediums, both artists will develop ideas and material that have emerged from their 2012 residency and present work in different spaces around the UK. Take a look at their online sketchbook here to read more about the project.
We are also developing a fourth Parallel Voices series, which will be presented at Siobhan Davies Studios. We enjoy bringing artists from different disciplines with fresh ideas and new patterns of thinking to the space; the three previous Parallel Voices have been curated by Carsten Nicolai, Isaac Julian and Jonathan Burrows.