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A group of elephant silhouettes in different colours run towards a small blue castle. The elephants are leaping and jumping as a busy crowd, one has a trunk in the air triumphantly.

POWER Celebratory Performance Sat 10 Jun 2023, 4pm - 6pm + afterparty

Join us for the celebratory performance of POWER.

We have invited Elephant and Castle locals to join us for two weeks of workshops. The theme is POWER – power in numbers, collaboration and community.

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, and post-show food, drink and chit-chat!

POWER is the second of four performance projects – LANGUAGE, POWER, FEAR, EMOTION – made in Elephant and Castle. Read about last year’s celebratory project LANGUAGE here.


In the Roof Studio


Tickets 

General: £7
Bursary: £3
Pay-it-forward: £10


The performance   

POWER will be co-created with local participants over eight sessions in the two weeks leading up to the performance. It’s going to be an open, exciting and collaborative process, and there are questions we don’t know the answer to yet. What we can say is: it will start at 4pm, finish by 6pm latest, and that audiences will be free to come and go throughout.

POWER will be made by people of all ages, and audiences of all ages are welcome to attend.

The project 

Participants will have joined our Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok, plus artists Juan Ayala, Jia-Yu Corti and Nathaniel Parchment to try out different movement practices influenced by; Tai Chi, Japanese Butoh, Western Contemporary, somatic dance, improvisation, and social dances such as line-dancing, ballroom and jive.

POWER Workshops start on Tuesday 30 May. If you want to join us, find out more here

“I love the values that permeate this project – joy, community, inclusion and how dance is such an amazing facilitator to imbue a space and neighbourhood with that!” 

“What an amazing surprise. It gave me goose bumps. The energy was infectious, and everyone gave 100%.”

Audience responses to LANGUAGE, 2022 


ACCESS AND AMENITIES AT SDS

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.