13 May

Xintiandi Festival 2017

Jo heads to 2017 Xintiandi Festival creating a new work with local performers.

Shanghai Xintiandi

May 25 to June 3

During the 10-day festival, 16 works by artists from nine countries, such as China, the UK, France and Poland, will be shown at over 170 performances and events, such as audio-visual shows, concerts, mime, cafe plays and street performances in tent theater, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums and squares.

Bridge created by Jo Fong

The site specific performance will be a Free Event to audiences and presented twice daily throughout the festival

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19 April

Kitchen Table – Hull 2017

As part of Hull’s Transgression Dance Festival Jo will be hosting a gathering.

Jo has been working on ways to meet people well, how to engage in fresh and open dialogue. Her new work and research involves gathering people and a conversation about place, relationship and community and a sense of belonging.

Venue: Hull Truck Theatre

2-3pm

Places are limited. If you would like to book a place contact

hulldance@hullcc.gov.uk

14 April

Workshop led by Jo Fong – Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow

DIG presents – Jo Fong workshop: Ways of Being Together

For more information and to book a place click HERE

Free event

10th May 2017

11.00am – 1.00pm

Tramway

Images by Jamie Morgans

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30 March

Hull UK City of Culture

Call out to Performers

Workshop and Performance Opportunity

Jo will be working with performers in Hull for Transgression Dance Festival.

Belonging will be a pilot performance for the opening night of the festival.

Jo Fong is creating a choreography for many people

It’s not a dance. It’s a movement.

Its not a disco. Its a way to be Together.

It starts with a walk and ends in a party.

The performance celebrates a sense of belonging.

The work is about the wanting to take part, wanting to exchange, share, receive, learn and meet people well.

This is about how we live, how open are we, how does this reflect and translate into other aspects of our lives, what are our shared histories, relationships, sense of place. Among us how can we cultivate a sense of belonging.

The project notices the value of the collective or the individual, unity or choice. It invites the potential of meeting people well, being present and nurtures connection.

Details and dates:

3 day devising workshop Saturday 29 April, Sunday 30 April and Bank Holiday Monday 1 May

10.30am until 5pm daily

Rehearsal and Preview Event Friday 12 May

2pm until the performance time 8pm

There will be a DJ set into the evening.

Venue: Hull College Dance Studio, Horncastle Building

This opportunity is open to dancers, actors, performers, pilates teachers, social workers anyone who considers themselves a mover and is interested in moving together.

For more information or if you would like to be involved in this new work email hulldance@hullcc.gov.uk

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22 February

PITCH heads to Glasgow and Cardiff

UK Touring 2017

A collaboration between artists

Skye Reynolds and Jo Fong

“A tremendously intelligent, brilliantly wry piece of performance” Festmag

Dance House,  Cardiff

7th April

7.30pm

Book Here

Tramway, Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow (DIG)

9th and 10th May  2017

Book Here

Free Events at DIG

DIG presents Art as Action: Women Making Art (Discussion) for details click HERE

Adult workshop led by Jo Fong.

For details click HERE

22 February

Le Vin Herbé – The Reviews

Welsh National Opera

Guardian 5*****

Le Vin Herbé review – a stark, brilliant new Tristan and Iseult staging
    

Independent 5*****

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Sublimely sung by Tom Randle and Caitlin Hulcup

 

ON TOUR See the Trailer

4000
22 February

The Awards 2017/Y Gwobrau 2017

Nominations are in for the

Wales Theatre Awards 2017 

24 January

Next Jo Fong classes and Workshops

Bath ICIA

20th Feb 10-11.30am

Followed by a workshop led by Deborah Light. 

 

Halifax Square Chapel

27th Feb 10-11.30am

Followed by a workshop led by Deborah Light.  

 

Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

31st Mar – 2nd April

9.15 – 10.45am

 

Tramway, Glasgow

2 – 6pm

Play – A Dance Theatre Workshop led by Jo Fong

20 places are availableSuitable for students and professionals from dance or theatre backgrounds.

£6

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. 

24 January

Projects 2015

An Invitation… By Jo Fong returns to the stage as part of The Place Theatre’s Forest Fringe Festival

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 

Tramway, Glasgow

27th and 28th May

 

 

 

 

 

10 December

HIDE

Jo performs in Deborah Light’s HIDE

For more details on Tour Dates

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