THE PUBLIC HOUSE9. Jul - 14. Jul 12 / ended Siobhan Davies Studios
Daytime FREE (drop-in); Evening Show £8 online / £10 on the door (limited availability)
Venue: Unit 237, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6TB. Daytime (Tues-Sat) 10.30am - 6.30pm; Evening Show (Mon-Sat) 8pm
A pop-up home for performance.
Hiru Dance Organisation presents The Public House - a pop-up home for performance - for one whole week as part of the South London Big Dance programme, led by Siobhan Davies Dance.
With the help of design trio Wignall & Moore and visual artist Anna Sikorska, Hiru will transform an empty unit in Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre into a living room to host eight new commissions and two existing dances - each a direct response to the context of The Public House.
An empty shop becomes a home.
A sofa becomes a stage.
Public space becomes private.
Private actions become public.
Featuring installations, performances, workshops, sit-ins, lie-ins, discussions, domestics, improvisations and choreographic experiments.
The line-up of artists at The Public House includes graduates from Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Roehampton University, whose work has been seen at Barbican Centre, Chelsea Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, Hannah Barry Gallery, Southbank Centre, Siobhan Davies Studios and The Place.
Alexandrina Hemsley - Antonio de la Fe Guedes - The Arch of Starch - Eleanor Sikorski - Gillie Kleiman - immigrants and animals - Moreno Solinas - Riccardo Buscarini - Sebastian Kurth - Trumpet Creepers with Seke Chimutengwende
Design team Wignall & Moore and Anna Sikorska graduated from Nottingham University, Royal College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art. Wignall & Moore designed and curated The King & The Minotaur labyrinth gallery www.thekingandtheminotaur.com. Anna Sikorska, winner of the National Sculpture Competition, is a visual artist based in London.
The Public House is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Big Dance, Legacy Trust UK, The National Lottery Fund, Southwark Council, Mayor of London and somewhereto_ .
Venue: Unit 237, 1st Floor Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London, SE1 6SD.
For more info and to buy tickets visit The Public House blog:
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