Our lift is now working!

Images from Autumn 2023 events from Cheniece Warner, Genevieve Reeves x2, Alex Neidert, Rohanne Udall Ekaterina Zharinova, Maya Yonali x2, Paula Puncher, Emily Cooper at Moves Mag x2 and Cheniece Warner.

December 2023 | SDS Newsletter

As we approach the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year, it remains an unbearable time for thousands of individuals and communities affected by increasing poverty and escalating violence on a local to global scale. 

Here at SDS, we continue to believe in the power of dance for artistic and social change. Our commitment next year and beyond stays rooted in running a building and dance activities that welcome people to be together in ways that prioritise collaboration and sharing, living with and welcoming difference.

Next year SDS will be offering free space for fundraising and community-building events, please look out for more about Space for Action coming soon. We have also expanded our Town Square programme, offering our spaces to our extended communities for gathering, reflecting, creating and connecting. See our Town Square Studio, Co-working, Chats and Listening Circle pages to get involved.

We invite you to join us for our Spring 2024 events: a Lunar New Year Craft-ernoon, and Artist Archives from Kavina Pound, Angel Zinovieff and Adesola Akinleye challenging what an archive can be. In addition, NEXT Choreography, enters its second term which will focus on each young artist’s practice and creative journey, leading to a public performance in March – more info to come in January.

Some last bits of news… We’d like to send a warm congratulations to the Freestylers who have received funding for a new work. Public sessions will be closed next term but look out for in-progress sharings next year. Finally, following the recent leak, we are now closed as our Research Studio floor is being replaced. All going smoothly, we reopen to the public on 8 January.

Thank you to all who connected and contributed to our activities online, across the UK and at the studios in 2023. We look forward to welcoming you to SDS again in the new year.