Bird Song Photo by Joel Chester Fildes
SIOBHAN DAVIES DANCE COMPANY (UK)
Bird Song and White Man Sleeps
Mon 26 - Wed 28 September, 7.30pm
Sadler’s Wells: 0870 737 7737
Tickets £5 - £24
Meet the Artist: Tue 27 with Siobhan Davies. Free to ticket holders after the performance.
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Siobhan Davies continues to be at the forefront of contemporary dance and has earned iconic status as the UK's leading female choreographer.
Bird Song, Siobhan Davies Dance Company's acclaimed work, seen in Dance Umbrella 2004, is an arresting collaboration with visual artist David Ward. Davies has now re-worked the piece for a larger stage, using glorious light-filled projections above and behind the dancers. This beautiful and extraordinary work is set to Andy Pink's eclectic sound score which resonates with the song of the Pied Butcher bird.
First performed in Dance Umbrella '88, White Man Sleeps, set to Kevin Volans' live score of the same name, is SDDC's signature work. A contemporary classic, this is SDDC's first revival of it since 1997.
‘Davies' marvelous dancers engage with an intimacy that is sometimes dignified, sometimes tender and always gently erotic.’ The Guardian
Bird Song and White Man Sleeps are Dance Umbrella commissions.