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NEUROLIVE Performance 2 | How Shall We Begin Again? Sat 12 Nov – Sun 13 Nov 2022

How Shall We Begin Again? is a new performance initiated by Jo Fong, working together with 50 collaborating performers.

“In November, fifty people will gather for a two-day performance event…how can I describe the performance…perhaps, between portraiture, protest and something like a prayer. On its simplest level it’s about how we reconnect with ourselves, our bodies and each other.

I sense this process is not so much a choreography, but rather, a creative action. Just a moment, to be in the moment, for us to see one another.”

Jo Fong

NEUROLIVE is a 5-year interdisciplinary research project bringing artists, scientists and audiences together to study what makes live experiences special. How Shall We Begin Again? is the second live performance created as part of this research.


12 – 13 November 2022

In the Roof Studio


Tickets 

Booking will open in September 2022.


Booking Details

​​Performances in the NEUROLIVE project are both artistic events and part of a scientific research process. You are invited to participate by either attending the performance and reflecting on your experience by completing a questionnaire, or by wearing measurement devices including EEG while you experience the performance. Further details will be provided when booking opens.

Credits

NEUROLIVE has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 864420 – Neurolive).

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jo Fong

Jo is a Creative Associate with the Wales Millennium Centre. She has been dancing and making for 30 years and began her career with Rosas, Rambert and DV8 Physical Theatre to name a few.

Recent performances and events; Ways of Being Together, Neither Here Nor There, To Tell You the Truth, Our Land, What Will People Need? Nettles: How to Disagree? and The Sun’s Come Out created in collaboration with artist Sonia Hughes. A Brief History of Difference with Das Clarks, Marathon of Intimacies with artist Anushiye Yarnell, Jo contributed to Luke Hereford’s Grandmother’s Closet at the Wales Millennium Centre, and she is currently heading to Summerhall as part of This is Wales Edinburgh Showcase with a performance called The Rest of Our Lives created with clown and circus maker George Orange.

In February this year, Jo gathered 14 artists and their guests for a two-week shared residency, Ways of Being Together Toynbee Takeover, London. Ways of Being Together has evolved into an artist-led community creating space and time to reconnect, repair, replenish and explore performance making and co-creation. The annual convergence is layered, centring learning, support, coming out and actioning change.

jofong.com


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. 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: 

  • 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.