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A promotional image for How Shall We Begin Again? A image of a small tree growing a garden. The title of the performance overlays the images in subtly staggered serif font.

Photo: Jo Fong. Graphic Design: Lisa Mattocks

NEUROLIVE Performance 2 | How Shall We Begin Again? Sat 12 Nov – Sun 13 Nov 2022, 11am - 7pm 

On Sunday 13 November this performance includes optional audio description. Listen to Jo Fong’s Audio Description Trailer.

A new performance installation initiated by artist Jo Fong.

“Fifty people will gather for a two-day performance. How can I describe the performance… a live installation; a creative action; between portraiture, protest and something like a prayer.

Just a moment, to be in the moment.” Jo Fong

You are invited to witness. Across the two days, nothing repeats. Each moment will be different.

Created and performed by 50 people:

Amelia Zhou, Annie Pui Ling Lok, April Lin, Ben Ash, Cai Tomos, Carlos Trenado, Charly Monreal, Cheniece Warner, Clara Nüzel Liang, Dawn Collins, Dermot Farrell, DJ Hassan, Elina Akhmetova, Ellis Legg, Emily Lue-Fong, Ghost Chan, Guido Orgs, Haeeun Lee, Iris Yi Po Chan, James Baker, Jamie Ward, Jane Chan, Jay Yule, Jemima Hoadley, Jia-Yu Corti, Jo Fong, Joe Wild, John Chan, Katherine Hall, Kayjay Maseko, Korina Biggs, Kuan-Yu Chen, Loe D’Arcy, Luisa Mateo Dupleich Rozo, Marc Stevenson, Matthias Sperling, Nareg Khachatoorian, Paulina Porwollik, Rachel Davies, Rachel Cooke, Renée Bellamy, Saurav Roy, Shamiso Oneka, Shivaangee Agrawal, Sophie Nüzel, Takako Hasegawa, Théïa Maldoom, Temitope Ajose, Uma Hung Ayala Lok, Vincent Chiu, Xi-mali Kadeena-Guscoth, Yuyu Wang, Zhaolin Zhou.

This performance is both an artistic event and part of a scientific research process. 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.

In the Roof Studio


General: £5
Bursary: £2

The performance begins at 11am and ends at 7pm each day. Book a ticket for the time that you want to arrive, you can then stay as long as you like. Tickets are available for timed-entry every half hour.

Choose between two ticket types: with or without EEG Participation. Please see additional Booking Details below.

Booking Details

The performance begins at 11am and ends at 7pm each day. Book a ticket for the time that you want to arrive, you can then stay as long as you like. Tickets are available for timed-entry every half hour.

You are invited to book one of two different ticket types:

Performance Ticket

  • Book this ticket if you would like to attend the performance without wearing measurement devices.
  • Please book a ticket for the time that you would like to arrive and stay as long as you like.
  • You will be invited to contribute to the research by completing questionnaires before and after the performance.

Performance Ticket + EEG Participation 

Book this ticket if you would like to contribute to NEUROLIVE’s research by wearing measurement devices while you experience the performance.

What does EEG Participation involve?

  • You will contribute to the research by wearing an Electroencephalogram (EEG) device which measures brain activity, Eye Movement Sensor glasses which record eye movement, and a breath band which measures breathing. You will also be invited to complete questionnaires before and after the performance.
  • Watch this video to find out what EEG Participation looks like. You can also download this info sheet for further information.
  • Following your arrival (the time shown on your ticket) you will be set up with the devices, which will take approximately 30 minutes, after which you can join the audience. After you have chosen to leave the performance space, some additional recordings maybe taken and the devices will be removed, taking approximately 15 minutes.

audio Description

Listen to Jo Fong’s Audio Description Trailer.

Audio Description is available from 11am-7pm on Sunday 13 November for Performance Ticket holders.  Due to higher than anticipated demand, there are now limited time slots left for audio description. If you would like to book one of these time slots, please call reception on 020 7091 9650. 

Audio description for How Shall We Begin Again? has been led and designed by Shivaangee Agrawal.


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.


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 presented The Rest of Our Lives at the This is Wales Edinburgh Showcase 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.

The first draft sharing of How Shall We Begin Again? was created with members of Striking Attitudes, which is a company of older performers and guests.

To date, Jo and the project have been supported by Arts Council of Wales, Chapter, Wales Millennium Centre and Ty Dawns/The Dance House, Cardiff.



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).