Siobhan Davies Biography

Choreographer(1950–)
Siobhan Davies is a British dancer and choreographer. She founded her Siobhan Davies Dance Company in 1988.

Synopsis

Siobhan Davies was born on September 18, 1950 in London, England. She studied modern dance at the London Contemporary Dance School, and joined the company in 1969, later becoming joint director and resident choreographer. She started her own company in 1981, joined with Ian Spink and Richard Alston to found Second Stride, and launched her own company again in 1988. She has twice received the Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance.

Profile

Dancer and choreographer, born in London, UK. She studied art and then modern dance at the London Contemporary Dance School, and joined the company in 1969, later becoming joint director and resident choreographer. She started her own company in 1981, joined with Ian Spink and Richard Alston to found Second Stride, and launched her own company again in 1988. Her works include Relay (1972), Plainsong (1981), and Wyoming (1988). Among later works are The Art of Touch (1996), Bank (1997), Eighty-Eight (1998), and Plants and Ghosts (2002). In 2006 she toured with a new show, In Plain Clothes. She has twice received the Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance (1993, 1996).

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