Matthias Sperling

Research Lab 2018 | Fri 6 Jul, 10am - 12noon

In this Research Lab session, I will share elements of the solo choreographic score that I have recently been developing as part of my PhD research. This work moves within a questioning of the relationship between dance/choreography and knowledge-generation. It develops material from my previous work, including Loop Atlas and Now That We Know, and draws on the practice of Deborah Hay. I really welcome this chance to share this developing research with others at ID. In the session, we will focus primarily on getting a taste of doing several of the physical practices and reflecting on them together.


Matthias Sperling is an artist, choreographer and performer born in Canada and based in London. His work has been presented at Sadler’s Wells, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, Dance Umbrella and Nottdance among others. He is a frequent collaborator with Siobhan Davies, together with whom he has created and presented several works at galleries including the ICA, Barbican, Whitechapel, Hayward, Tramway and Turner Contemporary. He was an Associate Artist with Dance4 (2007-2015) and is the winner of a Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award (2008). He is currently pursuing a practice-based PhD (2017-2020) at DeMontfort University (Leicester), in partnership with Dance4 and Siobhan Davies Dance.