Jo will be collaborating with Contact Dance Company.
Contact Dance Company has built a strong reputation for its powerful and eloquent brand of contemporary inclusive dance, full of depth and connection…
Photo: Ray Jacobs
Jo’s working practice is an evolving, interactive and playful approach, incorporating aspects of release, yoga, contact and voice techniques. As a language she has been working on self-generating scores, simple instructions/games that play out, making connection, encouraging awareness, range, presence, multiple outcomes and simple acts like noticing.
Created and Hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes
2019 Touring continues
“A rare experience” Arts Scene Wales
4pm and 7pm
Presented by Break and Bell.
Swansea, Volcano Theatre
4pm and 7pm
£5 Festival ticket
12th April 7.30pm
13th April 11am
Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre
7th 8th 9th June 7pm (English)
8th and 9th June 4pm (Cymraeg)
Performances in Welsh are hosted by artists Eddie Ladd and Sara McGaughey.
Eddie Ladd a Sara McGaughey fydd yn arwain y perfformiadau yn Gymraeg.
London, Bush Theatre
10th June 5.30pm and 8pm
11th June 11am
”A leap of faith” Culture Colony Magazine
Harstad, Arctic Arts Festival
26th June 1pm and 4pm
Furnace, Capel y Graig
6th July 4pm (Cymraeg)
6th July 7pm (English)
15-25th August 7.15pm
Jo and Sonia are ‘two middle-aged international provincial artists’. They have questions about how it’s all going, the big unfathomable questions about the world and small questions about the state of your garden. Complexity takes time, it requires multiple voices, many levels of expertise.
They’d like you to join the conversation.
*Chepstow Drill Hall is supported by Arts Council Wales Night Out Scheme
Photo Lidia Crisafulli
Togetherness: writing in response to a workshop with Jo Fong – by Sian Goldby
We invited dance artist Sian Goldby to create a writing in response to the workshop with choreographer Jo Fong which we hosted on Saturday 30th March at Circomedia in Bristol. Drawing from her experience of participating in the workshop and afternoon talk, and writing from her dance practice Sian has produced this work that expresses and articulates the shared movements that took place during the workshop and have carried out into our individual dancing. In sharing about her current writing practice, Sian writes, ‘I’m currently very interested in ways that writing can visually stimulate and evoke the physical experience that I wanted to share from being a workshop participant.’
MOVEMENT WORKSHOP AND GATHERING WITH JO FONG – TOGETHER
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM 4:30 PM
St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ UK
Jo Fong is an artist living and working in Cardiff. Her work reflects the need in these times for people to come together. Her practice has been informed by notions of inclusivity, participation and is about being present, this moment, communication, listening, face to face encounters and the idea of forming community.
Gather up is a new artist-led initiative offering a programme of dance activity with a particular focus on contemporary movement practice and choreography
For full details see their website GATHER UP