Crossing Borders 9 November - Siobhan Davies and Sam Collins

9 Nov 2010

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£5 each / £20 whole series | Concessions £3 each / £15 whole series

Siobhan Davies Studios

London, United Kingdom


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  • 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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Siobhan Davies in conversation with Sam Collins, a commissioned artist for her new work ROTOR


This autumn Siobhan Davies Dance presents ROTOR, an ensemble of performances, sound installations and artworks which fills Siobhan Davies Studios. With this new project, Siobhan Davies further extends her connections with other disciplines and commissions nine artists to make, in their own artform, work based on ideas generated by a new dance, The Score, which has been filmed from above. Sam Collins draws on the dancers changing spatial relationships to create a mechanism for the fracturing of a single event into multiple potentialities. Collins presents a multi-screen video installation in which the simplest of narratives is given endless manifestations through the reconstruction and correlation of its parts. Sam Collins is an artist and designer based in London.à‚ As production designer he has collaborated with Siobhan Davies on Bird Song, In Plain Clothes and Two Quartets. Recent design projects include Il Tempo del Postino, an Opera of Contemporary Art, Drifting and Tilting — the songs of Scott Walker, at the Barbican and Longplayer Live at the Roundhouse. Siobhan Davies advocates for the wider recognition of dance as a significant and extraordinary art form. She created her first piece Relay in 1972 and has made over 40 works for Siobhan Davies Dance, and other companies including Artangel, The Royal Ballet and Rambert. Her work has won numerous awards including an Oliver and South Bank Show Award and much of it has been filmed for television. ROTOR takes place from 3-14 November. For more information and to book tickets go to Upcoming Crossing Borders 16 November: Scott deLahunta on Publishing Choreographic Ideas 23 November: Film maker Miranda Pennell, and anthropologist Dr Massimiliano Mollona — The Politics of Seeing Booking: 0207 091 9650 Location: Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road London SE1 6ER Crossing Borders is organised by Independent Dance in partnership with the Graduate School at London Contemporary Dance School and Dance Umbrella.


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