Siobhan Davies Dance is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Gallery, London as part of Dancing Museums.
Dancing Museums is a European Union funded project which brings together dance organisations, galleries and museums to explore new ways of interacting with audiences and to highlight the role live performance can play in enhancing our understanding and engagement in art.
As part of Dancing Museums, five European dance organisations will partner with eight internationally renowned museums, from the Louvre in Paris and Arte Sella in Italy, to Boymans van Beuningen in The Netherlands. From August 2015 to March 2017, five selected dance artists, one from each organisation, will embark upon a period of research and development and take part in a week-long residency in each of the museums, providing regular opportunities to collaborate with their European partners as the project progresses. As part of the residency they will also be joined by experts from other fields such as education, digital media and academia to contextualise the research and stimulate new thinking.
After an open call for expressions of interest in the project, Siobhan Davies Dance selected dance artist Lucy Suggate, former Place Prize finalist and Associate Artist at Yorkshire Dance, to represent the organisation. Based in Yorkshire, her practice fosters a keen interest in autonomy, not only as a dancer but how it translates to the role of spectator. In November 2016 the London-based section of the project will culminate with an event at The National Gallery involving all participating dance artists.