1. Charlie Morrissey

        • Table of Contents – Siobhan Davies Dance

          Siobhan Davies Dance: Table of Contents

          Charlie is one of the collaborators in Table of Contents. The collaborative work was performed at the ICA, London; Tramway, Glasgow; Arnolfini in Bristol; the Leopold Museum, Vienna; and Kunstbau – Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich.

          Using Siobhan Davies’s own history as a choreographer and dancer as a starting point, this new project reflects on the concept of archiving dance. Working closely with five collaborating dance artists Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling the artists consider their own embodied history and memory. When seen in a gallery context the work questions how different art forms build on their own history. How does a potentially ephemeral art form create a lasting presence and how is embodied movement passed on, captured or remembered? In a work that consciously breaks barriers between audience and performer Davies and her collaborators engage audiences in a kind of live encounter or exchange, a learning process between both parties. The audience intermingle with dancers and the work intentionally shows process, unravelling dance and choreographic thinking in the proximity that a gallery space allows.

          Siobhan Davies rose to prominence in the 1980s and increasingly works outside traditional dance venues, promoting radical new exchanges between different art forms. This new work plays with the relationship between dance and other art forms but in the end celebrates dance as a very particular way of apprehending the world.

          “By using the art gallery as a context, Davies creates an environment where these conversations about the past will continue their arc into the future, like new stars on a journey. If anyone can boldly go where no choreographer has gone before, it is she.”

          Financial Times