If want to talk about those who have a legacy in dance then Siobhan Davies is certain to be at the very top of the list of influential dance makers in the UK. From playing her part in the creation of the British contemporary dance scene in the 70's she has built a repertoire of over 20 works with a reputation for intricate choreography coupled with some of the best dancers the profession has to offer.
Sally Hossack spoke to Siobhan Davies prior to the company's performance at the Cambridge Art's Theatre.
Ms Davies online biography says of her;
"Siobhan Davies founded Siobhan Davies Dance Company in 1988, on her return from a year in America on a Fulbright Arts Fellowship, and premiered White Man Sleeps and Wyoming at the Riverside Studios. Since 1988, she has made 20 works for the SDDC including two full-length works, Wild Air (1999) and Of oil and water (2000).
1997 marked the 25th anniversary of her first professional piece of choreography and in 1998, SDDC celebrated its 10th anniversary. The following year her first work for The Royal Ballet, A Stranger's Taste, formed part of the opening celebrations for the newly refurbished Royal Opera House. She also made 13 Different Keys in collaboration with classical and contemporary dancers, which was produced by Artangel at the Atlantis Gallery, London."
During the interview she talks about reviving White Man Sleeps and how her new work contrasts with the old and the company's impending move into their new dance facility in the London Borough of Southwark.
Also featured are some snippets from "White Man Sleeps" performed by Tammy Arjona, Laurent Cavanna, Pari Naderi, Mariusz Raczynsk, Sasha Roubicek.
"Bird Song" performed by Tammy Arjona, Laurent Cavanna, Henry Montes, Pari Naderi, Mariusz Raczynski, Sasha Roubicek, Deborah Saxon , Sarah Warsop.