Next Choreography Festival 2018 ← Performance ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Sun 16 Dec 2018

Studios open 10am–8pm

Next Choreography Festival 2018
Sun 22 Jul 2018

Siobhan Davies Studios
Free entry Book here

The Next Choreography Festival takes over Siobhan Davies Studios, with course participants laying an intriguing trail of choreographic explorations for audiences to track and trace through the building. The trail includes tastes of live performance, film, text and participatory invitations by Next Choreography participants.

The annual festival is the culmination of Next Choreography 2017-18, our yearlong course for curious choreographers aged 17—25, led by dance artist Amy Bell. This year, participants have also had the opportunity to work with composer and sound artist Jamie McCarthy to developing approaches to sound and listening in their work. The festival opens the choreographic notebooks of these young artists and will reveal an array of experimental sketches that reflect the creative enquiry and collaboration that has taken place on the course over the last 10 months.

The festival is free to attend and open to all. Advanced booking required for your place on the trail as capacity is limited. Please do join us for a drink after your trail.

Trail 1: 2pm - 3pm
Trail 2: 4pm - 5pm
Trail 3: 6pm - 7pm

Click here to book your place on a trail

(Please note that part of this trail will take place outside of the SDD building)

The festival features work by:

Effie Davis
Eleanor Greasley
Elettra Giunta
Ella Mattalia
Katie Hagan
Leila Jassal
Leonie Rousham
Lydia Swift
Rubie Green
Shivaangee Agrawal
Tianyi Liu

Our programme for young people encourages the discussion and exploration of making and presenting new choreography for and with young people.

We support the future development of young artists through opportunities to work with exciting choreographers on new artistic commissions and develop leadership skills to set up their own projects.  The programme integrates professional development for emerging choreographers; supporting their exploration of the art form with young people.

We aim to nurture and empower young people through a number of initiatives: 

  • Next Choreography course - our yearlong course for 14 -24 year olds keen to learn about choreographic processes used across artistic disciplines.
  • Next Choreography festival -  a day of live performance, visual art, film and participatory events by our Next Choreography participants and other artists.
  • Young Artists Advisory Group - our group of young artists whose mission is to develop the skills, knowledge and experience of its members, thereby providing Siobhan Davies Dance with the voice of informed young artists.
  • Young Artists’ Feedback Forums - a platform for emerging artists, curated by the Young Artists Advisory Group, to share their work in-progress with an audience.  See new work, listen and discuss with the artists and fellow audience members.
  • Young Artists’ Choreography Labs - a weekly workshop lead by a young artist exploring cutting-edge choreographic practice
  • Skills development workshops
  • Mentoring for young artists - your support will be allow us to help specific needs of artists to help them develop their practice and ambitions. 

We are constantly evolving our programmed, adapting to the needs of the young people we work with.