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Workshop with Annie, 2023 | Photo: Cheniece Warner.

Workshop with Annie Sun 5 May 2024, 11am - 5pm

A Sunday workshop with SDS’s Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok exploring dancing in contact.

After the incredible response from last December’s Workshop with Annie, we’re picking up where we left off: the invitation to re-examine how we want to/can be in touch again, right now. Annie’s experience of missing regular practice during the hiatus of the pandemic and a desire to reconsider dancing in contact remains, asking the questions: ‘how have our physical and emotional capacities changed?’ and ‘how might we move together with an altered sense of permission and purpose?’

This single-day workshop combines elements of Annie’s work: performance, choreography, contact improvisation, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. A series of open frames and invitations will be offered to improvise and observe:

  • How I move
  • What/who affects my dance
  • What/who is my dance effecting

Guided work in tuning proprioception, observing physical sensations and use of anatomical and physiological information, will lead us into noticing choice, agency, and desire. Gradually, we will work our way into giving and receiving touch, support, and weight.

Suited to dancers who have previous experience of working with contact improvisation and/or in close contact with others, and who are keen to reconsider the form.

In the Roof Studio


General: £60
Bursary: £50
Pay-it-forward: £70

This workshop will invite touch between participants.


Annie Pui Ling Lok

Annie has been a freelance dance artist since 1999, and graduated as a biodynamic craniosacral therapist (BCST) in 2014. She works with live performance in processes that are experimental and collaborative. Teaching and facilitation remain a key part of her practice and she has taught in numerous community, professional and Higher Education settings. Annie is Co-Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Studios in collaboration with independent producer Kat Bridge. Both work on a part-time basis and Annie continues to freelance and take care of her 4-year old daughter.


Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible, 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 power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave

* 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.