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ICA Theatre
Until 19 January 2014

Created by Siobhan Davies and collaborating artists Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling.

“You always have to push yourself beyond the image others have of you and your work otherwise you are always in the past.” Siobhan Davies, 1982

The ICA is pleased to announce Table of Contents, a new collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance, is now open until 19 January 2014. Using Siobhan Davies’s own history as a choreographer and dancer as a starting point, this new project reflects on the concept of archiving dance. Working closely with five collaborating dance artists Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling the artists consider their own embodied history and memory. When seen in a gallery context the work questions how different art forms build on their own history. How does a potentially ephemeral art form create a lasting presence and how is embodied movement passed on, captured or remembered? In a work that consciously breaks barriers between audience and performer Davies and her collaborators engage audiences in a kind of live encounter or exchange, a learning process between both parties. The audience intermingle with dancers and the work intentionally shows process, unravelling dance and choreographic thinking in the proximity that a gallery space allows. Siobhan Davies rose to prominence in the 1980s and increasingly works outside traditional dance venues, promoting radical new exchanges between different art forms. This new work plays with the relationship between dance and other art forms but in the end celebrates dance as a very particular way of apprehending the world.

There is also an associated programme of events:

Culture Now: Siobhan Davies & Ramsey Burt - Friday 10 January, 1pm

Jonathan Cole: The Dreary Ooze - Wednesday 15 January, 6.45pm

Friday Salon: Archiving the Today - Friday 17 January, 3pm

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