Darkened Room: What Do You See? — A weekend performance project for 14—21 year olds ← Participation ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Darkened Room: What Do You See? : A weekend performance project for 14—21 year olds
3–18 Oct 2015

The Photographers' Gallery

Darkened Room: What Do You See? is a new performance project by Siobhan Davies Dance in partnership with The Photographers' Gallery.

Young people aged between 14 and 21 years worked with choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie to create a new dance work drawing from a range of movement styles including street, folk and contemporary. The piece brings together choreography with the Gallery’s permanent camera obscura, observing how a dance work can be viewed in different ways both live on-site and through the lens. During the making of the work participants explored the evolution of photography, from camera obscura to the iPhone camera, drawing attention to the opposition between these two worlds. The final piece was performed at The Photographers’ Gallery.

The camera obscura produces an inverted image of the reflected view in a darkened space within the Gallery. Click here to watch a video that demonstrates what a camera obscura is, how it works and how it's been used in history.

No prior dance experience is required, just an enthusiasm for dance.


3, 10, 11, 17 October, 10am–3pm each day: Workshops with Freddie Opoku-Addaie (please note participants should be able to commit to all of these days)

18 October: Performance day, friends and family invited to watch

Free taster workshops for school groups can be organised between 28 September — 2 October, to arrange workshop days and times for schools please contact creativeprojects@siobhandavies.com. Please note workshops will take place at the schools.


Places are limited. To apply as an individual or school groups please call 020 7091 9650 or email creativeprojects@siobhandavies.com 

A limited number of bursaries are available, to apply for a bursary please complete this form and return it to projects@tpg.org.uk.

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The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW
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