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A group of POWER participants are dancing together in the Roof studio of Siobhan Davies Studios. The audience are sitting in between the dancers, who are holding their hands in the air. Everyone is enjoying the rhythm and vibe.
POWER Performance, 2023. Photography: Genevieve Reeves.
POWER performance in action. Audience are sitting on the floor of a dark studio lighted by a few small yellow spotlights. In between them 3 dancers are dancing powerfully. Everyone is watching them with smiles.
POWER Performance, 2023. Photography: Genevieve Reeves.
A group of POWER participants are dancing together in the Roof studio of Siobhan Davies Studios. The audience are sitting around on the floor. In the centre of the image, there are four dancers standing in a small circle and holding their hands toward the centre.
POWER Performance, 2023. Photography: Genevieve Reeves.
POWER Performance, 2023. Photography: Genevieve Reeves.
A group of dancers are moving together in the centre of the studio. They stand very closely to each other make them looks like a small parade. Among them, you can see kids and people from different age groups. Audience are watching them from the side.
POWER Performance, 2023. Photography: Genevieve Reeves.
Two people are sharing a hug during the POWER event. The one facing the camera has a big smile on their face. Another person who is facing back, puts their hands on the first person's back. There are other participants in the back ground who are talking to each other.
POWER Performance, 2023. Photography: Genevieve Reeves.
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POWER Reunion  Fri 15 Sep 2023, 5pm – 9pm 

Look back on this summer’s POWER project and hear about FEAR, coming in 2024. 

Did you take part in the celebratory performance project POWER? Maybe you wanted to but couldn’t, perhaps you missed the show, or maybe you’re just interested in what it was all about. 

This relaxed get-together, with drinks and nibbles, is a chance for participants, audience and staff to catch up, and for anyone curious to hear about next year’s project FEAR. 

We’ll be screening the film of the POWER Performance – the whole 2 hours! – as well as sharing behind the scenes footage and photography from across the project. The screening will begin at 6pm. 


In the Roof Studio


Tickets 

Free


What was POWER?  

POWER was the culmination of 2 weeks of workshops at Siobhan Davies Studios, taking place in late May and early June 2023. Each performer took part in up to 8 workshops and the performance day was the first time we all came together! For many this was their first experience of performing in front of an audience. 

POWER was directed by SDS Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok, Juan Ayala, Nathaniel Parchment and Jia-Yu Corti, and performed by 53 people with ties to the Elephant and Castle area and members of the SDS team. Together we explored the themes of power in numbers and community through movement influenced by Tai Chi, peking opera, contemporary dance, somatics, improvisation, line-dancing, latin ballroom and jive. 

Credits

Photography by Genevieve Reeves. Videography by Maya Yoncali.


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.