Matthias Sperling

Image of Do not Be Afraid choreographed by Matthias Sperling
Do Not Be Afraid_Photo by Neil Wissink


December 2016


My new work Loop Atlas, commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance, premieres 20-28 January 2017 at Barbican Curve gallery, as part of material/ rearranged/ to/ be.

My recent works, projects and collaborations include:

Now That We Know is a science-fiction performance-lecture that asks: what will change, if and when science discovers precisely how our bodies give rise to our minds? Click here for a photo gallery. The work premiered at Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio (London) in September 2016, with further performances at Wellcome Collection (London) in October 2016.

The Running Tongue is a film installation co-directed by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, for which I and 21 other choreographers devised imagery. It has been shown in the UK, Greece, Ireland, Australia, Korea and USA.

Effective Dance: healing procedure for a German Expressionist object (solo performance in museums)

Group Study (a choreographic score for 10 performers created in the context of a science research collaboration with Guido Orgs) discussed at a recent event in London

Table of Contents (collaborative installation performance with Siobhan Davies Dance) with recent performances in London and Vienna

"Dynamic" (Deborah Hay solo adaptation) and Turn Your F^*king Head (documentary film of the project)

Dance So You Think You Can (discussion project in public spaces and online)

Thanks for visiting and warm wishes,




“…a talented and generous artist.” Nicky Napier (Former Director, Dance4)

“Matthias is a very fine dancer and performer but this first solo work also demonstrates a strong choreographic mind.” Siobhan Davies (Artistic Director, Siobhan Davies Dance)