From January 2016
An Invitation… takes to the road to venues across Wales.
Yorkshire Dance & Northern Platforms present Friday Firsts #36: Live Bites
Fri 4 Dec, 7.30pm
Box Office 0113 243 8765
or book securely online here
Tickets £8.00, concessions £6.00
Age guidance: 12+
a fresh taste of dance
The showcase platforms new works selected to represent dance agencies in Scotland and the north of England.
Skye Reynolds’ Pitch, created in collaboration with Jo Fong, is a solo work-in-progress that explores the idea of ‘selling’ oneself through pitch or promotion. Inspired by a conversational form tentatively named ‘Stand Up Dance’ the work uses physical and textual language to expose a personal and shared story of recognising and becoming, avoiding and taking action. What remains? What is valuable? What is valid? How can we authentically represent ourselves?
As part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase
“An Invitation… is performance distilled to its essence.” Luke Jennings
The Guardian Sunday 30 August 2015
After our try out performances in Manchester i’m again together with Sonia Hughes, Nic Green and James Monaghan to remember all the dances we’ve ever danced.
For information on Performances in:
Groningen click HERE Noorderzon 25
Dublin click HERE
Which dance steps have you ever performed?
Can you remember every dance you’ve ever danced? Wallflower is a dance marathon, a game that alters according to the players. Three performers are challenged to remember every dance they’ve ever danced… Each performance is different, the performers choosing what they want to reveal, what story of themselves they want to tell. Like much of Quarantine’s work, Wallflower serves as a form of portraiture – of real lives being lived. Wallflower makes us remember our own dances – the awkward, joyful and forgotten. It asks us to think about how we choose to be involved in the world, and what we sit out on – the dances left un-danced. Quarantine are a unique voice in British theatre – and internationally acclaimed for their experiments with everyday life. Following the success of Entitled, Susan & Darren and The Soldier’s Song, Quarantine return to Noorderzon to present the world premiere of Wallflower.
See the Trailer
Ten Fringe shows that call themselves dance but don’t look like it.
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Click Here to see the new review for An Invitation… at Tramway Glasgow
By Mary Brennan
Pleased to announce
An Invitation will be part of this years British Council Edinburgh Showcase.
Click here for the full line up.
Dance International Glasgow
Wed 27 & Thu 28 May | 6.30pm
British Council Edinburgh Showcase
Tues 25th & Wed 26th August
2.15 and 4pm daily
Jo will be working with Skye Reynolds during her residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh.
Please join us for Open Class next Tuesday 19th May from 10-11.30am
26th August 2015
2 – 6pm
Play – A Dance Theatre Workshop led by Jo Fong
20 places are available
Suitable 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 entitledAn Invitation… the underlying motivations consider honesty in performance, the present moment and the act of creating this together.