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Do you want to take part?

WAYS OF BEING TOGETHER

A performance created by Jo Fong for the closing evening of Cardiff Dance Festival 2017

19 November 2017

Would you like to be a part of this?

What is it?

This is a choreography for many people.

It’s not a dance

It’s a movement

The act of bringing people together

The art of bringing people together

We are looking for:

People who like to move and are interested in moving together

Walkers, cyclists, swimmers, actors, dancers, clowns, Japanese drummers, joggers, boxers, gardeners, potterers, pilates teachers…their sons, her grandma.

We are particularly looking for men who like to move.

Jo’s working practice is an evolving, interactive and playful approach, incorporating aspects of release, yoga, manipulation, contact and voice techniques.

A great deal of the project is about meeting people well. Jo has been working on simple instructions / games that play out. The interaction is live and people adapt, make room, save, lead, follow, get out of the way, care, grow an energy, grow an awareness, whether that be spatial, a shared joke or about the knowledge of what each human carries with them.

Alongside this there has been a larger conversation about community, participation, inclusivity thinking about what it is to thrive both individually and as a community. And running through all of it the idea of Belonging. The project acts as a pathway to celebrate a resilient arts community that potentially inspires and takes action.

At this time it seems essential to work on our Ways of Being Together.

For more information contact Jo Fong on Facebook or via email jo@jofong.com

Where     Chapter Arts Centre

When      Rehearsal dates

Saturday 21 October 2 – 6 p.m.

Saturday 28 October 2 – 6 p.m.

Saturday 4 November 2 – 6 p.m.

Saturday 11 November 2 – 6 pm.

Wednesday 15th 6-9pm

You must be able to attend 3 out of 5 of the rehearsal dates above

Dress Rehearsal date

Saturday 18 November 2pm – 6 p.m.

You must be able to attend the dress rehearsal.

Performance date

Sunday 19 November 1 – 9 p.m. Performance starts 6.00 p.m.

Obviously you must be able to attend this date – it’s showtime.

Unfortunately there is no pay available for this show but we will be able to provide refreshments, tea coffee and snacks and a good social lunch together on the day of the performance.

ALSO An invitation to the Cardiff Dance Festival’s opening event and the performance on Wednesday 8 November

AND significantly discounted tickets for other festival performances.

Cardiff Dance Festival runs from 8th – 19th November 2017

AND there will be an after show party on the evening of 19 November.

If you would like to take part please send Jo Fong an email by the 29th Sept with your availability for the dates above  jo@jofong.com

Jo would like to thank everyone who has been involved and alongside this project. This free event has become possible through support from Arts Council of Wales, Coreo Cymru, Chapter Arts Centre, Fieldwork, Xintiandi Festival and Hull Dance.

 

 

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