Welsh Takeover 2019 | Morning Class | Mon 16 -Tues 17 Sep 2019
Jo Fong is an artist who lives 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.
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.
Jo Fong and George Orange will be part of Ageless Festival in Leeds this October
Ageless is a 2 day festival featuring a wide range of artists, film-makers and speakers who are reimagining age through dance. Fourth in the series of our Encounters Festival, Ageless encapsulates and celebrates local, national and international work including the work that Yorkshire Dance has developed with hundreds of older people in Leeds and across Yorkshire over the last decade. Download the brochure here.
The Rest of Our Lives
Created and Performed by Jo Fong and George Orange
The Rest of Our Lives is an eclectic, spontaneous, predictable and random middle-aged decline. George and Jo have been pondering upon how it’s all going to go from here.
Hopefully hopeful The Rest of Our Lives will probably be too long or it might be a bit sudden and far too short and the last bit is likely to be a bit crap.
Time is on our side, but life is passing us by.
We’re only at the beginning of the end.
Created and performed by Jo Fong and George Orange
Supported by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Fieldwork, The Place Theatre, China Plate, Chapter and Arts Council of Wales.
Neither Here Nor There at Summerhall was selected as a late recommendation.
Since the start of the Fringe, the British Council Theatre and Dance team saw countless shows, seeking out extra UK productions to draw to international programmers’ attention at the Edinburgh Showcase. British Council’s top 2019 recommendations are…
See the full list HERE
A week of classes and an evening event with Wales-based artists, guest-programmed by Groundwork Pro Cardiff.
Part of our desire to support and celebrate thriving independent dance practices across the UK, and strengthen the dialogue between artist and practice across distances.
Morning Class and Monday Night Improvisation:
Monday Night Improvisation – Eeva Maria-Mutka
Monday and Tuesday morning class – Jo Fong
Wednesday morning class – Zosia Jo Dowmunt
Thursday morning class – Cai Tomos
Friday morning class – Zosia Jo Dowmunt
Event: What is Community?
Tue 17 Sep | 7 – 8.30pm |£5
Welsh and Wales based artists share their work and discuss how their various practices bring people together…
Jo Fong and George Orange will be trying out an idea for their new performance called The Rest of Our Lives alongside four other artists presenting at
Duckworth & Persson
Man Up – Whats Left?
Neither Here Nor There was seen by members of the British Council and voted a Late Recommendation for the international delegates that we’re visiting Edinburgh Festival.
Jo and Sonia’s work was recognised Alongside Wales’Dirty Protest and performances by Forced Entertainment and Scottee.
Event: What is Community?
Part of the Welsh Takeover at Independent Dance guest-programmed by Groundwork Pro Cardiff.
Tue 17 Sep | 7 – 8.30pm | £5
Jo will be alongside Cai Tomos, Zosia Dowmunt and Eeva Maria Mutka all are Welsh and Wales based artists sharing their work and discussing how their various practices bring people together…
|Siobhan Davies Studios,
85 St George’s Rd, London SE1 6ER, UK (map)
“Change begins inside of us, and in the spaces between us.”
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