Discoursive detour with Scott deLahunta and Siobhan Davies in the framework of the Atelier Archives to come, organized by Tanzquartier Wien. The programme of the activity also included deLahunta’s lecture Drawing, thinking, objects and code and the installation/performance Table of Contents by the company Siobhan Davies Dance.
Scott deLahunta has worked as writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Conventry University and Deakin Motion. Lab, Deakin University. He is co-directing the Motion Bank Institute based in Frankfurt.
Siobhan Davies is a renowned British choreographer who rose to prominence in the 1970s. Davies was a founding member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre and in 1982 joined forces with Richard Alston and Ian Spink to create independent dance company Second Stride. Founding Siobhan Davies Dance in 1988, she works closely with collaborating artists to ensure that their own artistic enquiry is part of the creative process. By 2002 she moved away from the traditional theatre circuit and started making work for gallery spaces. Davies applies choreography across a wide range of creative disciplines including visual arts and film. Her artistic practice involves bringing together a collective of artists and choreographers to create within an environment that supports them to share common investigative concerns alongside their own work. Recent choreographic works have been presented at some of the most prestigious art institutions in the UK and Europe.