ICA Table Of Contents Workshop ← Workshops ← Siobhan Davies Dance
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ICA Table Of Contents Workshop
Mon 2 Dec 2013

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

A workshop for staff at the ICA giving them an insight into the creative processes behind Table of Contents prior to its performance at the venue.

Table of Contents is a live performance and installation co-created by Siobhan Davies, Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling, each using their own history as choreographers and performers to question how dance is archived and how different art forms build on their own history.

The work sets up a shared space between audience and dancer, inviting the audience into a live dialogue to experience and consider how the past reveals itself in our present actions. Bringing the traditional art focus of galleries and the performative aspect of dance together, this new work intentionally shows the process of dance and choreographic thinking in a gallery context.

Siobhan Davies Dance pushes the boundaries of what is thought of as dance, renewing its thinking and working in non-traditional dance venues to promote new exchanges.

Table of Contents is a collaboration between Siobhan Davies Dance, the ICA (London), Tramway (Glasgow) and Arnolfini (Bristol).

Open 11am – 6pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Thursdays from 2pm – 9 pm

Table of Contents is a live movement installation co-created by Siobhan Davies, Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling, each using their own history as a choreographer and performer to question how dance is archived.

Resembling a form of movement laboratory, a series of evolving choreographic situations take place  in a shared space between performers and audiences. The work offers the possibility of a live dialogue to experience and consider how the past reveals itself in our present actions.

Using the archive of Siobhan Davies Dance as an initial but not exclusive starting point, Table of Contents explores what archival dance material could look like and how it could be experienced. Each of the artists delves into material from their past using choreography and verbal commentary to question how we remember and retain movement. Concepts of archive and choreography are a  constant reference point, from investigating dance history to looking at the human body as an archive.

Table of Contents is a collaboration between Siobhan Davies Dance, the ICA (London), Tramway (Glasgow) and Arnolfini (Bristol).

Venue info

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Mall
12 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH
UK
T +44 (0)20 7930 3647
E tickets@ica.org.uk
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