Jerwood Bank 2008 gave six experienced dancers a unique opportunity to experience the creative and working methods of Siobhan Davies Dance.
Over the course of the six weeks each of the dancers worked with company dancers exploring section from the company work, Two Quartets (2007), focusing on developing a 'portrait'. By providing time, space and support the project aims to enable participants to challenge ingrained habits and discover new methods of initiating, creating and developing movement material. The six selected dancers were:
Jerwood Bank 2008 was led by Siobhan Davies dancers Deborah Saxon with support from Sarah Warsop, Henry Montes and Gill Clarke, with additional input from Siobhan Davies. Two professionals from other disciplines who had worked with the company previously came in to talk to the participants: Jonathan Cole (a neurophysiologist) and Susan Hitch (a linguist). The speakers provided alternative viewpoints on communication and movement, and therefore additional resources for the participants in their own creative work.
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