WEYA Ambassador: Siobhan Davies
Siobhan began dance classes in 1967 and soon joined the newly formed London Contemporary Dance Theatre as a dancer. She made her first work in 1972, and formed her own company in 1988. Since then, Siobhan has created over 40 works to critical acclaim (Olivier Awards, South Bank Show Award) becoming a key advocate for the wider recognition of dance as a significant art form.
Siobhan Davies Dance brings movement into dialogue with other art forms, seeking to strengthen the role of choreography, dance and dance artists within contemporary culture. It does this through making new work, commissioning artists across disciplines, as well as responding to other artists’ work and offering an innovative participation programme. The organisation has its own space, Siobhan Davies Studios, a RIBA award-winning building offering a curated programme of performances, talks, visual art exhibitions and classes.
Most recent works have been presented in gallery and studio spaces (Victoria Miro, Whitechapel Gallery), and have brought together dance and artists across disciplines by commissioning and curating work with visual artists (Conrad Shawcross, Idris Khan) film maker (Lucy Skaer) and crafts artists (collective 60I40).
Siobhan Davies Dance is currently developing two new works and a programme of creative projects for Big Dance 2012. The new works include a film with David Hinton, (the film maker behind the iconic DV8 films) released in Autumn 2012, and a group piece with several dance artists premiered in Autumn 2013.