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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Guest Scrapbooks

Sanjoy Roy - Selected Lectures and Talks

Sanjoy Roy is one of a number of collaborators and associates invited to explore the archive and create a guest scrapbook. The pathway below provides a glimpse into the route he took through the archive and why.

“I have used the scrapbook basically as a saved search. I was interested in two particular areas, and made a separate scrapbook for each. To compile the scrapbooks I searched for relevant video content, and clicked the ‘add to scrapbook’ icon for each item I wanted to save from the results list.

What, why and how were the reasons I made this second scrapbook. One way that I learn about dance is by watching a lot of it, and writing about some of it. But another way is by listening to artists talking about what they do, and why, and how. It's very often eye-opening, and it always alerts me to things I hadn't known, or hadn't understood, or hadn't noticed. So I searched for Lecture-Demonstration using the simple keyword search (lect*), and saved the results to another scrapbook.”

Sanjoy Roy

Sanjoy Roy writes on dance for the Guardian, New Statesman, Dance Gazette and Pulse, and has written for Contemporary, Dance Now, Dancing Times, Animated and other publications. From 1989 to 2000 he was desk editor and designer at Dance Books Ltd, and was co-editor of Dance Now magazine from 1994 to 2000. He was editor of the A-level textbook White Man Sleeps: Creative Insights (1999), published in conjunction with Siobhan Davies Dance.

  1. Lecture Demonstration Pt 1

  2. Lecture Demonstration Pt 1

  3. Student Lecture 1

  4. Student Lecture 2

  5. Student Lecture 3

  6. Studio Presentation

  7. Lecture Demonstration Pt 2

  8. Lecture Demonstration Pt 3