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Workshop with Annie Tue 7 Dec – Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11am – 4.30pm

A 3-day workshop with SDS’s Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok.

Can I still dance? 
Do I still want to?
And if so, how??? 

This workshop explores living and dancing in peri-covid. It takes Annie’s experiences of, and questions around, dancing, parenthood, injury, bereavement, making and teaching – when they connect and when they don’t – as a point of departure. Combining elements of Annie’s work with improvisation, performance, choreography and biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST*), time will be given to acknowledge what has been/still feels missing from our moving and sense of embodiment. 

Each day there will be guided work in tuning proprioception, observing physical sensations and use of anatomical and physiological information to lead us into moving, chatting, and reflecting together.  

The studio will also be available before and after the workshop, for self-directed moving, conversation and rest. 

This workshop is suited to all dance artists who have experienced a sense of absence or lack in their dancing during the last 20 months or more.


7 – 9 Dec, 11am– 4.30pm

At the studios, in the Roof Studio


Tickets 

3 days
General: £100 
Bursary: £75 
Pay-it-forward: £125
Book a Course Ticket

Drop In 
General: £40 
Bursary: £30 
Pay-it-forward: £50
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Bursary tickets are self-nominated (i.e. you do not need to supply an ID, like when booking a concession ticket) 


The studio will be available to all participants from 10am, and until 5.30pm 


Covid-19 Safety at SDS

This workshop invites contact between participants. In the interests of everyone’s safety, we ask that all participants take a Covid-19 lateral flow test the morning before attending. 

We also ask that you read our COVID-19 page and familiarise yourself with the precautions we’ve put in place to ensure the safety of staff and all our users. 


Access and Amenities

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. 

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • 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. 


Artists

Annie Pui Ling Lok 

Annie has been working as a freelance dance artist since 1999 and as a biodynamic craniosacral therapist (BCST) since 2014. She has directed over 30 works with professional and non-professional performers ranging in age, training, social and cultural backgrounds in the UK and abroad. Her work as a BCST practitioner underpins and supports her as a maker, performer, facilitator and teacher. She works mainly with live performance in processes that are interdisciplinary, experimental and collaborative. Annie was previously a part of the tutor team at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust student clinic and taught at The Place, Goldsmiths, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Lincoln, Brighton and Roehampton Universities on the undergraduate and masters programmes.   

In April 2021 she took over as Co-artistic director of Siobhan Davies Studios job-sharing and in collaboration with independent producer Kat Bridge, both on a part-time basis. She continues to work as a freelance dance artist and is the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. 


* What is BCST? BCST is a gentle non-invasive hands-on treatment that works with the body’s own capacity to heal and self-correct. It works uniquely with a person’s physical, emotional and psychological well-being specialising in the central nervous system and the essential flow and distribution of cerebral spinal fluid around the brain, spinal cord and fascia. The work focuses on balance, integration, well-being and self-regulation/healing and is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, and those in fragile or acutely painful conditions.