Programmed by Siobhan Davies Studios.
Freestylers’ Sessions unfold in an organic and creative way — we will be responding to everyone’s experience, skills and energy in the moment. We will be listening and learning from each other so we might invite you to take the lead and tell us what you want to do. You can decide how much you want to be involved, you might want to watch at first or be centre stage. It is your choice!
These sessions are movement based, with all dance styles celebrated, but we also welcome spoken word and any other types of performance.
Freestylers (previously Depford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of people with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways.
Please come dressed in clothing that is comfortable to move in.
Bring some song choices with you if you want to.
Some of the content of the session may be inappropriate for children.
This is a fully inclusive session. If you would like to attend and have specific access needs please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Feb – 24 May 2022
6.30 – 8.30pm
* There are no sessions on 22 Feb, 5 Apr, 12 Apr or 3 May
Attending Class at SDS
Before attending class at Siobhan Davies Studios, we ask participants to read our COVID-19 page and familiarise themselves with the precautions we’ve put in place to ensure the safety of staff and all our users.
It is important to note that:
- We are open for pre-booked users only. We cannot currently accommodate walk-ups.
- We recommend that users wear masks in the corridors and common areas of the studios.
- Our studios will be ventilated.
Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Check your symptoms.
ACCESS AND AMENITIES AT SDS
Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance.
- Changing facilities*
- Communal showers*
- Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets
- Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave (not fully accessible)
* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.
Freestylers (previously Depford Freestylers) is made of a team of people who have longstanding creative relationships built on care, support and trust. As our team is made up of artists with and without disability we are often interrogating the idea of care because we believe it goes both ways. We believe that everyone in our group is powerful, so we are passionate about finding ways to break down conventional power structures and share ownership of our work. We want to celebrate individuals but challenge individualism in the arts.
Freestylers provide a space where people can be seen if they choose to be, and become a part of a wider cultural conversation about race, class, identity, and gender which is shaping the future.
We use performance and film in our workshops to look for new and inclusive ways to communicate. We work in gallery spaces in the context of performance art. We want our spaces to feel relaxed and intimate. We want our audiences to be able to come and go, shout and make noise, and to join us when they want to.