Crossing Borders 2011 - 25 Oct: Gill Clarke

25 Oct 2011

Event times

7.00 -8.30pm

Cost of entry

£6/£4 (cioncessions)

Siobhan Davies Studios

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • By Bus: 1, 35, 40, 45, 63, 68, 100, 133, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 363, 468, P5
  • By Tube: Northern Line (Elephant & Castle), Bakerloo Line (Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle)
  • By Rail: Waterloo Station, Elephant & Castle

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Crossing Borders - 25th Oct : Gill Clarke


Independent Dance's series of talks continues with dance artist Gill Clarke.

Expanding the Frame

'We are in continuous movement, acting upon and responding to our environment. It is the means through which we learn, make sense of, and create new meanings within the world of which we are a part.'
Dance artists are increasingly tuning their attention to the sensing of movement as it unfolds in the moment as a resource for their own art-making. Gill Clarke will explore how their investigations chime with developing interests in other fields, particularly the social sciences. and will argue that this movement expertise is a currency that could be making a broader cultural contribution beyond resourcing the art work that they make.

Short Biography:
Educated in English and Social Sciences, Gill Clarke has spent her career as an independent dance artist - performer, teacher, movement researcher. She was a founder member of the Siobhan Davies Dance Company and co-directs Independent Dance with Fiona Millward.
She is currently leading the PAL trans-disciplinary Lab 'Movement and Meaning' and working with visual artist Lucy Skaer on a work for Siobhan Davies Commissions at the Bargehouse in November.

Upcoming Talks:
8 November Siobhan Davies with artists from Siobhan Davies Commissions
*15 November Tim Ingold, Social Anthropologist
*22 November Nigel Thrift, Human Geographer
29 November Andrew Morrish and Crosby McCloy, Improviser and Writer/Performer
6 December Nicola Conibere, Choreographer
13 December Miranda Tufnell and Eva Karczag, Dance Artists

* This year's Crossing Borders includes four talks as part of the Movement and Meaning Lab programme produced by PAL and led by Gill Clarke, supported by Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Jerwood Charitable Foundation. See

Time: Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm
Bookings: 0207 091 9650 /
Price: *PAL talks - £6/£4 (concessions); CB talks - £5/£3 (freelance dance artists and concessions)
Location: Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road, London SE1 6ER
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