Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend

Each year, Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios open the doors of our shared building for a free weekend of open studios, tours, exhibitions, performance and events. We look forward to welcoming the local community into our warehouse and giving a glimpse into what happens inside.

This year, Chisenhale Dance Space will host two free workshops on Saturday afternoon, plus two evening performances from CDS Member artists: Jia-Yu Corti & Owen Ridley-Demonick, and Eleanor Sikorski & Lewys Holt.  See our full schedule below.

At Chisenhale Gallery, Grrrl Zine Fair will lead a workshop in zine-making and drawing for children aged 5 – 11 years, and their parents or carers. Places are limited so they advise you book a free spot on their website.  There will also be extended opening hours of the Gallery’s solo exhibition by artist Mandy El-Sayegh.

The full schedule happened all around Chisenhale Art Place is here.

Friday 17th May

Performance: ‘Snakes’
Jia-Yu Corti & Owen Ridley-DeMonick
7:30pm | £7.50 | Book Online

A performance combining Butoh-influenced dance, live sound & installation, Snakes reimagines the well-known image of the snake, a symbol of power, erotica and transformation.


Saturday 18th May

Children’s Creative Movement Workshop

Ages 5-9 | with Olly Otley
1:15 – 2pm | Free | More Info

This fun, creative, kids class is a taster of the way we teach at Chisenhale; with a love of dance and a belief that there is no right or wrong way to move. No experience, or tutus, necessary.

Improvisation Workshop
Ages 18+ | With Lewys Holt and Eleanor Sikorski

4pm – 5pm | Free | More Info

Lewys and Eleanor will guide participants through a workshop devoted to improvisation. They will provide structures through which to move, meet and perform for/with each other.

Performance: Roadhouse
Hosted by Eleanor Sikorski and Lewys Holt
7:30pm | £7.50 | Book Online
The first London edition of Roadhouse presents an evening of improvisation. A line-up of brilliant dance artists will use movements, words and sounds to create a series of one-off performances.