One of the oldest museums in the world, the Ashmolean in Oxford invites Siobhan Davies Dance to present a performance at their May LiveFriday event.  Songbook is a fast and illogical score performed by four dancers stationed in a row behind their music stands. Featuring too many words, sounds and movements, the feat often seems absurd and impossible. It was originally composed by Matteo Fargion for Siobhan Davies Dance’s ROTOR in 2010 and will be performed amongst the museum’s collections as part of an evening curated by Wilderness Festival.

Performances at 7.15, 8.00 and 8.45pm (duration 12 minutes) Friday 31st May

Songbook will be performed in Gallery 31, the Islamic Middle East Room, by Andrea Buckley, Lindsey Butcher, Annie Lok and Charlie Morrissey. Look for signposts on the evening, and the Ashmolean will be providing gallery guides/programmes.

For more information about the work http://www.siobhandavies.com/dance/dance-works/rotor.html

For this LiveFriday the award-winning Wilderness Festival will be stepping out of the wilds to create an enchanting evening of musical performances, theatrical spectacles, literary symposiums, workshops, magic and games at the Ashmolean. Wilderness will programme activities drawing from ancient arts inspired by nature and a love of adventure central to their ethos.

More information http://www.ashmolean.org/livefriday/2013-05/.