Residence 7: London

7–13 November 2016

For the only UK-based residency, investigative arts organisation Siobhan Davies Dance partner with the National Gallery art museum. Leading the residency, British dance artist Lucy Suggate is joined by collaborating EU dance artists, curators, education professionals and scientists including cognitive neuroscientist Guido Orgs, social psychologist Daniel Richardson and art historian Marco Peri. Based in the iconic National Gallery in central London, the artists take part in workshops, discussions and research during the week to explore how the presence of dancers can offer new ways of experiencing art in the museum and interrupt codes of gallery behaviour.


Throughout the week public events will take place at both the National Gallery and Siobhan Davies Studios.




Dance and Painting

10 Oct, 1pm–1.45pm

National Gallery

Lecturer Siân Waters examines the relationship between painting and dance.


Siobhan Davies in conversation
with Caroline Campbell and Gill Hart

7 Nov, 1pm–1.45pm

National Gallery

Siobhan Davies discusses inter-relationships between dance and painting with Caroline Campbell, the Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department at The National Gallery, and Gill Hart, Head of Education at The National Gallery.


Layers of Meaning: Conversation and Dance

11 Nov, 1pm–1.30pm

National Gallery

Larry Keith, Head of Conservation at The National Gallery explores differing interpretations of conservation with the Dancing Museums dance artists.


The Neuroaesthetics of Movement

11 Nov, 7pm–8.30pm

Siobhan Davies Studios

Cognitive neuroscientist Guido Orgs and social psychologist Daniel Richardson introduce the psychological and brain mechanisms that are involved in performing and perceiving movement, reflecting on their work with the Dancing Museums artists during the National Gallery residency.


Dance Artists'  Open Research

12–13 Nov

Between 12pm-2pm,

National Gallery, Rooms 30-34

Following a week of research and workshops at the National Gallery, the Dancing Museums artists share ideas developed during the residency in the gallery spaces.



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