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Annie leading a POWER workshop, 2023 | Photo: Genevieve Reeves

Workshop with Annie Tue 5 Dec – Fri 8 Dec 2023, 10.30 - 4pm

A 4-day workshop with SDS’s Co-Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok.

How do I want to dance in contact with others now? 
How am I able to dance in contact with others now? 
What has changed? 
What do I want to change? 

This workshop is an invitation to re-examine how we want to/can be in touch again, right now. It takes as a starting point Annie’s experience of missing regular practice during the hiatus of the pandemic and a desire to reconsider dancing in contact. How have our physical and emotional capacities changed? And, how might we move together with an altered sense of permission and purpose?

The workshop will combine elements of Annie’s work – performance, choreography, contact improvisation, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. Guided work in tuning proprioception, observing physical sensations and use of anatomical and physiological information, will lead us into noticing choice, agency, and desire. Gradually, we will work our way into giving and receiving touch, support, and weight.

Suited to dancers who have previous experience of working with contact improvisation and/or in close contact with others, and who are keen to return to the form after a period of hiatus. This distance could be due to a lack of spaces and groups to frequently practice, a loss of interest and/or confidence, or another reason.

In the Roof Studio

Course Tickets 

General: £150
Bursary: £120
Pay-it-forward: £180

Day Tickets

General: £50
Bursary: £40
Pay-it-forward: £60

This workshop will invite touch between participants.


Annie Pui Ling Lok

Annie has been a freelance dance artist since 1999, and graduated as a biodynamic craniosacral therapist (BCST) in 2014. She works with live performance in processes that are experimental and collaborative. Teaching and facilitation remain a key part of her practice and she has taught in numerous community, professional and Higher Education settings. Annie is Co-Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Studios in collaboration with independent producer Kat Bridge. Both work on a part-time basis and Annie continues to freelance and take care of her 4-year old daughter.


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.