Jean Abreu & Guy Cools : artist talk and book launch

Saturday 18 September 7–9pm Online and in person

Programmed by Independent Dance. Part of Siobhan Davies Studios September Housewarming

Hosted by Independent Dance, join Brazilian-British choreographer Jean Abreu and the Belgian, Vienna-based dance dramaturg Guy Cools have been collaborating since 2016. Their recent collaborations Solo for Two ​and As They Are, Mantras for the Body ​research how traditional laments such as the Greek moiroloi can be translated in a physical language and choreographic practice.

Jean and Guy will engage in a conversation together and with the audience about how their choreographic and dramaturgical practices nurture each other and how they are researching the physical language of loss and laments. This research is also part of Guy Cool’s recently published book, Performing Mourning, Laments in Contemporary Art, which we are delighted to launch on the same night.

The talk will be hybrid; you are welcome to join in person at Siobhan Davies Studios, or online.


In Studio Ticket: £7.00
Online Ticket : £5.00

ACCESS: The online version of this event will be closed-captioned.


This project is supported by Independent Dance and Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants.