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Promotional image for Emilyn Claid, Untitled. A portrait of the artist in rehearsal.
Emilyn Claid: Emilyn Claid, Untitled
Promotional image for Emilyn Claid, Untitled. Detail of the artists hands in rehearsal.
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Emilyn Claid, Untitled Fri 14 Oct 2022, 6pm - 8:30pm

A preview performance of a new solo work by Emilyn Claid.

Emilyn Claid presents a preview of her new solo performance developed in collaboration with choreographers Heidi Rustgaard and Florence Peake around the theme of transformation, followed by a post-show discussion. 

Moving between clay foot and creature, therapist and hunter, cruising and crumbling, Emilyn Claid, Untitled playfully embodies queering and ageing, teasing perceptions of what’s real and what’s imagined. 

Emilyn is also hosting a two-day choreographic workshop On Letting Go of Things on 15 – 16 October, from 12-6pm on both days. The workshop is open to people, across arts disciplines, who like making things with image and movement and are attentive to queer sensibilities. On Letting Go of Things is hosted by Independent Dance at SDS, book your place here.

Friday 14 October, 6pm – 8:30pm  

In the Research Studio

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Emilyn Claid, Untitled, is commissioned by The Place with support from Siobhan Davies Studios and funding from Arts Council England.

ABout the ArtistS

Emilyn Claid

Emilyn is a dance maker/performer, a psychotherapist and an emeritus professor (University of Roehampton). Emilyn’s career stretches back to the 1960s when she was a ballet dancer with National Ballet of Canada and the 1970s when she was co-founder of X6 Dance Space in London. In the 1980s she was artistic director of Extemporary Dance Theatre and in the 1990s choreographed for companies such as Phoenix and CandoCo while creating solo shows for international touring. She has published two books, Yes? No! Maybe… Seductive Ambiguity in Dance Theatre Performance (Routledge 2006) and FALLING Through Dance and Life, (Bloomsbury 2021).


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.