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Open Call for Residency and Performance Opportunities
12 Nov – 10 Dec 2018

Siobhan Davies Studios

Open Choreography at Siobhan Davies Dance

Open Call for Residency and Performance Opportunities

Deadline: Monday 10 December 2018, 12 noon

Siobhan Davies Dance is inviting expressions of interest from independent dance artists and choreographers for opportunities to be in residence and to present work in progress at Siobhan Davies Studios.  

We are inviting applications from dance artists and choreographers to participate in our Open Choreography Residencies and Open Choreography Performance Evenings. Both programmes aim to offer artists a chance to develop and share their work in the unique environment of Siobhan Davies Studios, with access to the organisation’s resources and expertise.

In line with our mission, this strand of our artistic programme aims to support investigative, collaborative and interdisciplinary work at a key stage in its development. These are opportunities to open up choreographic processes for audiences to consider what choreography is, and can be. You are invited to apply for one or both opportunities.

For both opportunities, we are looking for independent dance artists / choreographers who:

  • Have a professional practice based anywhere in the UK (including Northern Ireland), or who can demonstrate a meaningful connection to the UK dance community
  • Artists of ages 21+. There is no upper age limit
  • Can clearly articulate an established practice in dance and/or choreography, evidenced by minimum 3 years of professional activity. Formal dance or choreographic training not required
  • Work in an investigative manner, structuring their making process as a process of questioning and research
  • Can demonstrate that their practice is investigative, collaborative and/or engages with other disciplines
  • Are enthusiastic to meaningfully engage peers and the broader public in their choreographic processes
  • Have a clearly articulated proposal to offer and a strong rationale for undertaking this opportunity at this stage
  • Can demonstrate why they will benefit from working within our building and organisation as opposed to elsewhere

Please evidence how you meet these criteria in your application.

Siobhan Davies Dance is committed to recognising the value of practices reflecting a range of backgrounds. We warmly invite artists with different skills, experiences and voices to apply and actively encourage applications from those who consider themselves as having a minority representation in this field.

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To apply, please complete the application forms available here:

Open Choreography Residency application form and information.

Open Choreography Performance application form and information

Artists will be selected by Artistic Director Siobhan Davies, Programme Director Lauren Wright, Programme Coordinator Judith Ward, Co-Director of Independent Dance Heni Hale, and independent dance artist Jamila Johnson-Small.

Please note, due to the Christmas break we will have a longer than usual turnaround time for processing applications. You will be notified no later than Monday 21 January 2019.

Please direct any queries to Judith Ward, Programme Coordinator,

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Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
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