Darkened Room: What Do You See?

3 Oct 2015 – 18 Oct 2015

Regular hours

11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00

Cost of entry

£25 (bursaries are available).

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The Photographers' Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Just off Oxford Street so accessible by bus services to Oxford Street and a 2 minute walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.
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Darkened Room: What Do You See? is a new performance project by Siobhan Davies Dance in partnership with The Photographers' Gallery.


Young people aged between 14 and 21 years are invited to work with choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie to create a new dance work drawing from a range of movement styles including street, folk and contemporary. The piece brings together choreography with the Gallery’s permanent camera obscura, observing how a dance work can be viewed in different ways both live on-site and through the lens. During the making of the work participants will explore the evolution of photography, from camera obscura to the iPhone camera, drawing attention to the opposition between these two worlds. The final piece will be performed at The Photographers’ Gallery.

The camera obscura produces an inverted image of the reflected view in a darkened space within the Gallery.

No prior dance experience is required, just an enthusiasm for dance.


3, 10, 11, 17 October, 10am–3pm each day: Workshops with Freddie Opoku-Addaie (please note participants should be able to commit to all of these days)

18 October: Performance day, friends and family invited to watch

Free taster workshops for school groups can be organised between 28 September – 2 October, to arrange workshop days and times for schools please contact Please note workshops will take place at the schools.


Places are limited. To apply as an individual or school groups please call 020 7091 9650 or email 

A limited number of bursaries are available. Visit our website for a form.

Closing date for applications Monday 21 September, 12 noon.

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