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Promotional image for Workshop with Annie. Annie in the studio sitting on the floor, other participants lying and seated around her.

Workshop with Annie at ID’s International Festival of Learning Wed 14 Dec – Fri 16 Dec 2022, 12-6pm

A dance workshop with our Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok, co-presented as part of Independent Dance’s International Festival of Learning.

Why that? And not this?

This workshop investigates the creative choices we make while dancing. It takes as its starting point Annie Pui Ling Lok‘s experiences of approaching choreographing again after a hiatus that has greatly changed what things mean and what matters. Over the 3 days the aim is to scratch the surface of profound questions around recovering or discovering your creative practice whether as a performer, choreographer or facilitator. This workshop offers space alongside other doubters, to excavate past and present preoccupations and question how the internal/private relates to a performance/public world.

Combining elements of Annie’s work – performance, choreography, contemporary improvisation and biodynamic craniosacral therapy – each day will feature guided work in tuning proprioception, observing physical sensations and use of anatomical and physiological information to lead us into dancing and to help us notice choice, agency and desire as we make stuff.

This workshop is suited to all dance artists who have experienced a sense of doubt or time-lag in their practice over the last couple of years or more. There will be lots of dancing/moving, some chatting, and touch will be used in the sessions.

In the Roof Studio


Standard: £145
Low-income: £95

Workshop with Annie is co-presented with ID this year as part of their International Festival of Learning. Explore the programme here.


Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to all floors. Please note that our main door is not power assisted.

There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). 

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets on the ground floor and first floor*
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, dishwasher and a not fully accessible microwave

* Please note that our disabled toilets may not be suitable for all users (the toilets in our disabled toilets are 42cm high) and 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. 

If you would like to talk about your access requirements in advance of visiting please call us on 0207 091 9650.