13 May

Teaching at Dance Base Edinburgh

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

13 May

British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015

Pleased to announce

An Invitation will be part of this years British Council Edinburgh Showcase.

Click here for the full line up.

Next performances of An Invitation…

Tramway, Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow
Wed 27 & Thu 28 May | 6.30pm


Dance Base, Edinburgh

British Council Edinburgh Showcase
Tues 25th & Wed 26th August
2.15 and 4pm daily

 

 

9 May

Workshop Tramway Glasgow

 

Tramway, Glasgow

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.

£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 entitledAn Invitation… the underlying motivations consider honesty in performance, the present moment and the act of creating this together. 

 

 
9 May

Mother Courage and her Children

Go and see National Theatre Wales’ new production of Mother Courage at Merthyr Labour Club. Jo has been working with the fabulous all female cast and community chorus. 

7 – 22 May 2015

Merthyr

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

by Bertolt Brecht
in a translation by John Willett
Revised by Ed Thomas
Lyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed Thomas
Director: John E McGrath

Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil

National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season – a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club.

Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with the Saturday-night spirit of Merthyr. 

Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this will be a defiantly twenty-first century version.

Ticket Prices
£15.00 (£16) / £12.50 conc (£13.50)
£10 schools
Previews: £12.50 (£13.50) / £10 conc (£11)

Performance dates: 7-22 May 2015 (except Sat & Sun)
Performance times: 7.30pm (plus 1pm matinees on 14 and 21 May)

Thursday 21 May, 7.30pm: Open Captioned Performance

Suitable for ages 14+ – Contains some strong language

 

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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27 August

An Invitation… First two reviews

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

21 July

See the Trailer for An Invitation…

An Invitation…
By Jo Fong
Will begin at the Edinburgh Festival 14.
18-25th August. Daily 10.45am
Venue: ZOO Southside

An Invitation… (The Trailer)

23 June

Witness Review – The Observer

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.”