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Siobhan Davies Dance in 2011

Posted on December 21, 2010

Siobhan Davies Dance has announced performances and events for 2011, including activities at Siobhan Davies Studios.

ROTOR, a group of performances and artworks inspired by Davies’ dance The Score, will move to the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester, from January 28–February 6. Besides the original works by Davies, Matteo Fargion, E V Crowe, Ben Tyers and others, the Whitworth will curate a response to ROTOR, and present works from their own collection, including works by Albrecht Dürer and Barbara Hepworth. From July 12–16, ROTOR will be shown at the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

Davies and dance artist Matthias Sperling have been invited to create a new work for London’s Whitechapel Gallery. The piece will be performed within Clare Barclay’s Shadow Spans installation over four hours a day for a period of three weeks, from March 2–20. Rehearsals for the new commission will be broadcast live online on February 17 at

In October, Davies will curate four new commissions in partnership with London’s Arcola Theatre. Four groups of dance artists and artists selected by Davies, will create new works. Dance artists Henry Montes will be partnered with Marcus Coates, Sarah Warsop with Tracey Rowledge, Gill Clarke and Deborah Saxon with Lucy Skaer. Henry Montes and Deborah Saxon will also make a piece together.

There is also a programme of art works at the company’s home, Siobhan Davies Studios in south London. Lights On, from January 21–March 12, is an exhibition of light installations. Still Moving is a touring exhibition on choreography, photography and film, running from March 18–April 9. What Now, from April 16–17, is a weekend festival produced by Independent Dance. See for details.

Picture: The Score by Siobhan Davies. Photograph: Pari Naderi.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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