Hip Hop. A research space with Matthew Harding (IN PERSON)

Saturday, 31 October '20   12pm - 5pm
Siobhan Davies Studios
Hip Hop. A research space with Matthew Harding (IN PERSON)

Course dates

  • Sat, 31 Oct '20   12pm - 5pm
  • Sun, 1 Nov '20   12pm - 5pm

Research Space is a newish strand of ID’s programme that creates bespoke formats with artists, opening their research to others through dancing, making and talking.⁠ We usually support four or five of these research spaces a year.⁠

Next up! - ⁠

We're excited to be welcoming Matthew Harding ⁠to unpick the histories of Hip Hop, interrogating his knowledges of its rhythmic forms, codes and attitudes. This research space is for people both with and without experience of Hip Hop, who are curious, those who want to challenge assumptions, and those who want to expand the way it is perceived.⁠

Matthew will share practical skills and forms, some context and history and open up discussion. The intention is to be playful and inventive, dissolving barriers and asking participants what is at stake, and what can be gained, when we step out of our comfort zones.

Dancers of all levels of experience are welcome.


International choreographer, Hip Hop judge, mentor, movement artist, facilitator and dancer, Matthew Harding is the Artistic Director of Urban Interface Dance UK, bringing new composition to Hip Hop and contemporary dance within theatre, film and other spaces.⁠ He is also founder and director of Hip Hop group Wolfpack Collective, and has won awards for work he has created and presented at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Sadler’s Wells and across the world.

Image: Matthew Harding, photo Bramu Media

Level: Open to all


This Research Space will take place in the large Roof studio at Siobhan Davies Studios. Time for a late lunch break will be included.

Please note that the space is only open 15 minutes before class starts to comply with safety measures.
Please read the Covid_19 Safety Measures document before booking.


Research Space (studio)
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
Available until Sat 31 Oct 11am
Book here to attend the Research Space in the studio at Siobhan Davies Studios. This gives you access to the 2-days workshop.
Research space (studio - ONE DAY ONLY)
Book here to attend the Research Space in the studio at Siobhan Davies Studios.
Please make sure you select the correct day: Saturday OR Sunday. This ticket gives you access to the one day only

Siobhan Davies Studios

Siobhan Davies Studios is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to both floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance.

The Roof Studio is fitted with an infra red audio system and both studios have an induction loop hearing system. ID is currently not financed to provide BSL interpretation or audio description for events in the building.