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Promotional image for LANGUAGE. A photo from the workshops.
LANGUAGE Rehearsal 2022. Image: Annie Pui Ling Lok
LANGUAGE Rehearsal 2022. Credit: Annie Pui Ling Lok
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LANGUAGE Celebratory Performance Sat 9 Jul 2022, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Join us for a celebratory performance of SDS’s new community project LANGUAGE

We have invited neighbours from Elephant and Castle for a month of workshops, to dance and share ideas together around the theme of language. 

It’s been an opportunity to move, make and get to know each other – and we want to share some of this with you. Expect performance, food, drink and conversation! 

The performance  

LANGUAGE will take place in various locations within a five-minute walk of our studios. Seating will be available at each point and all locations are step-free. Please bring layers and appropriate shoes.

The performance will begin at the Imperial Dog Park at 4pm and we will gradually move towards and into the studios. Please check-in at Siobhan Davies Studios from 3.45pm if you would like to be given directions or to walk there with a group for the start of the performance.

The project

LANGUAGE is an encounter between artists, neighbours and the team at Siobhan Davies Studios exploring movement as a form of expression and shares experiences of communicating, misunderstanding, longing and listening.  

Participants have joined our Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok, plus artists Juan Ayala, Akeim Toussaint BuckCarlos Maria Romero aka Atabey MamasitaEmiko IshiiMaiya Leeke and Josh Hawkins.

We have been introduced to a number of different movement styles and dance languages including Vogue-chi, Hip-hop, Caribbean dance, Contemporary dance, Kathak and Martial arts. 

LANGUAGE is the first of four annual projects creating and dancing with our neighbours in Elephant and Castle. Find out more here.

Saturday 9 July

Check-in at Siobhan Davies Studios, 3.45pm

Performance, 4pm – 5.15pm, beginning at the Imperial Dog Park.

Food and drinks after!


General: £5 
Bursary: Free
Pay-it-forward: £10

Book your place

Food and drinks will follow the performance. Food is included with your ticket and we will be running a cheap bar!


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. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is not power assisted.

Amenities include – on the ground floor:

  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, dishwasher and a not fully accessible microwave

On the second floor:

  • Changing facilities*
  • Communal showers*
  • Lockers

* 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. 

Covid-19 Safety at SDS

Before attending our studios we 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.