Dance and Art Forum — Why Dance in Museums? ← Talks ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Dance and Art Forum: Why Dance in Museums?
Thu 9 Nov 2017, 1.30–6.30pm

Siobhan Davies Studios

This afternoon of presentations and discussions looks critically at the recent profusion of dance in museums, galleries and international art events. Siobhan Davies Dance has recently created significant work in this area – our touring work material / rearranged / to / be, our three-year Dance Artist / Curator Mentorship Scheme, the Creative Europe collaborative project Dancing Museums, and the publication Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery and Museum. All of these have raised questions about the value of these appearances and encounters and about the opportunities and challenges visual arts contexts present for dance and choreography. What does the dancing body do for the museum? What does the museum do for the dancing body? The day aims to articulate key concerns for further investigation in relation to this rich area of practice.

Please use the links at the right to learn more about the outcomes of this event and hear discussions from the day.

Speakers and guests included:

  • Martin Hargreaves, dramaturg and Director of Undergraduate Programmes, London Contemporary Dance School
  • Gill Hart, Head of Education, National Gallery
  • Leila Hasham, Associate Curator, Barbican Art Gallery
  • Jamila Johnson-Small, dancer and choreographer
  • Marie-Anne McQuay, Head of Programme, Bluecoat
  • Jeremy Millar, visual artist and writer
  • Efrosini Protopapa, choreographer and Senior Lecturer in Dance, University of Roehampton
  • Carlos Maria Romero AKA Atabey, multidisciplinary artist and curator
  • Connor Schumacher, dance artist
  • Sarah Spies, choreographer, performance curator and lecturer
  • Lucy Suggate, dance artist
  • Tamara Tomic-Vajagic, Senior Lecturer in Dance, University of Roehampton
  • Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), Tate
  • Sara Wookey, dance artist


The Dance and Art Forum also featured a performance by Lucy Suggate and Connor Schumacher. 

OK Future
Lucy Suggate and Connor Schumacher invite you to imagine a future where everyone moves together, in a new work informed by their experiences with the Dancing Museums programme. Please note this performance was previously advertised to take place at 7.30pm. The times have now changed to those stated above with an additional 8pm perfromance. 

Click here for more details about OK Future

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