20th Feb 10-11.30am
Followed by a workshop led by Deborah Light.
27th Feb 10-11.30am
31st Mar – 2nd April
9.15 – 10.45am
2 – 6pm
Play – A Dance Theatre Workshop led by Jo Fong
20 places are availableSuitable for students and professionals from dance or theatre backgrounds.
Jo’s working practice is an evolving, interactive and a playful approach.Play has become the very nature of how Jo approaches her body, her voice, her performance roles and her making processes. In this studio-based workshop, Jo shares the instigations and the receptive and active performance techniques that went on to become her dance theatre production, An Invitation…
The workshop takes the form of guided improvisations. Initially the warm up is about relationships with our own bodies and voices following individual and inherent desires. The process incorporates a sense of play, listening, responding and investigation that aim to develop an efficient, imaginative and dynamic approach.
Jo’s practice is influenced by her eclectic experiences in many dance and theatre performance styles. Working from the inside of the body to the outside she incorporates aspects of release, yoga, manipulation, contact and voice techniques.Jo’s new work is entitled An Invitation… the underlying motivations consider honesty in performance, the present moment and the act of creating this together.
6th and 7th March at 6.45pm and 8.15pm each day.
Wendy Houstoun’s Stupid Women
2nd time around
Lakeside, Nottingham – 13th March, 8pm
In April and May Jo will be working with National Theatre Wales as Movement Director on their Mother Courage
Directed by John McGrath
First Preview – 8th May Last Show 23rd May
An Invitation… By Jo Fong
27th and 28th May
Edinburgh Festival 14
4**** from Donald Hutera THE LIST
Thea Hawlin wrote for Broadway Baby
“Jo Fong’s An Invitation is about as elusive and complex as a performance at the Fringe is likely to get. This surreal ‘alive and evolving’ production presents itself to us as a framing of life itself.”
An Invitation… is supported by Coreo Cymru, Arts Council Wales, Sherman Cymru, Chapter Arts Centre and Welsh Dance Strand
Witness was presented at The Place Theatre, London.
See our 4**** review by Luke Jennings
“Jo Fong is something of a legend on the UK contemporary dance scene. She’s worked with everyone, from Rosas to DV8 to Rambert, and has a reputation as a charismatic performer and a relentlessly inquiring choreographer.”
13th – 17th Oct
Professional Open Contemporary Classes Oct
The Place Theatre, London
Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at Galeri Caernarfon
18th – 25th August
An Invitation… will be presented at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh. Daily at 10.45am
Click here to see the Trailer
Witness – to be presented at The Place London 8pm
Jo performs HIDE by Deborah Light at The Place London
8th May – 6th June
Dialogue – A Double Act
8, 9, 10th May Montreal
14, 15, 16th May Bordeaux
30, 31st May Turin
5th, 6th June Arnhem
Jo’s new work Dialogue – A Double Act previews as part of a mixed bill of work with Heloise Godfrey-Talbot at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
18th and 19th March
Jo performs HIDE by Deborah Light at Clywd Theatre Cymru, Mold.
Jo performs in Stupid Women at Juncture Festival, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds – A homage to Nigel Charnock’s directed by Wendy Houstoun
Witness is presented at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Witness is presented at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
6th and 7th February
Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at Volcano, Swansea
Witness is presented at British Dance Edition 2014.
Tramway 4, Glasgow
Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at British Dance Edition 2014
Witness – Galeri Caernarfon
24th and 25th January
Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at Chapter Arts Centre
6th December 2013
Jo collaborates with artists Steve Geliot and Tanya Raman. Jo will be performing Trajectory a combined arts performance takin […]
Dialogue – A Double Act has been touring internationally with Danceroads with performances in Montreal, Bordeaux, Cardiff, Turin and Arnhem.
Check out the first review
Witness – Portraits of Women Who Dance
Coming soon to
The Place Theatre – London 14th June 8pm
‘A beautiful piece of work, moving, inspiring and thought provoking – about dance, about women, about being in front of cameras…’
An invitation to witness three exceptional dancers as they collaborate in the making of their own choreographic portraits in this revealing documentary.
Three women talk candidly about their relationship with dance, performance and what it is to be watched.
The unique performances that result are both elaborate and supremely personal: as idiosyncratic as the women who dance them.
Excellence, intimacy and honesty in performance.
‘The audience witnessed a process of candid exposure that was as moving as it was aesthetically pleasing.’ CCQ Magazine
Choreography and Direction | Jo Fong
Filmmakers and Editing | Filipe Alcada and Dawn Collins
Ino Riga, “Theatre is a rehearsed life, pre-planned, you know your role.”
Eeva-Maria Mutka, “Is this dancing?”
Annabeth Berkeley, “You can’t always say the truth, sometimes you have to pretend.”
“The films draw a fine line between what is real and what is performed and ask how is it to be watched or exhibited.” Jo Fong
See trailer – Witness
CCQ magazine review by Emma Geliot
“Fong’s thoughtful editing, always mindful of what she’s revealing about her subjects, is what makes this piece so compelling.”
“Over the course of just over an hour the audience witnessed a process of candid exposure that was as moving as it was aesthetically pleasing. And ‘witness’ really is the word here, for it implies more than passive engagement.” CCQ magazine. Review Sherman Theatre, Cardiff