Siobhan Davies

Siobhan Davies

Choreographer & Dancer, Artistic Director Siobhan Davies Dance UK

Siobhan Davies is Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Dance and a renowned British choreographer who rose to prominence in the 1970s. Davies was a founding member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre and in 1982 joined forces with Richard Alston and Ian Spink to create independent dance company Second Stride. Establishing Siobhan Davies Dance in 1988, she consistently works closely with collaborating dance artists to ensure that their own artistic enquiry is part of the creative process. By 2002 Davies moved away from the traditional theatre circuit and started making work for gallery spaces and other sites. Her artistic practice involves bringing together a collective of artists and choreographers to create within an environment that supports them to share common investigative concerns alongside their own work.

Davies applies choreography across a wide range of creative disciplines including visual arts, craft and film. In 2012 Davies created her first film work All This Can Happen with director David Hinton which has toured globally over 21 countries. In 2015 they worked together for a second time to create film installation work The Running Tongue. Recent choreographic works such as To hand (2011), Manual (2013),Table of Contents (2014) and material / rearranged / to / be (2017) have been presented at some of the most prestigious art institutions in the UK and Europe, including the ICA and Whitechapel Gallery (London), Turner Contemporary (Margate), Tramway (Glasgow) and Glasgow Museum of Modern Art.

Siobhan Davies in conversation with Liz Roche

In Conversation

Liz Roche will be in conversation with UK choreographer Siobhan Davies who will be discussing her creative investigation spanning the last five years, relating to process, legacy and transmission between dancing bodies.

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