2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of Siobhan Davies Studios. Since 2006 the RIBA award-winning Studios have featured the work of over 95 visual artists through a programme of visual art exhibitions, performances and film screenings. They have also become an essential hub for independent dance artists to work and create new partnerships. Watch Siobhan Davies reflect upon the legacy of the building.
‘Of several highlights, I choose one that’s easily overlooked: Primary Bank (2007/08). Taking Siobhan Davies’s work Bank (1997) as a template, local schoolchildren aged 9–10 followed the same creative process as her professional dancers had done, and performed the resulting piece throughout the building. It was a subtle and compositionally sophisticated work – and I have never seen a group of children look so focused, intent and alive.’