20 August

Wallflower

Wallflower was created in 2015 in collaboration with Quarantine

See the Trailer

Touring 2016

27 Aug
Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, SWEDEN
20-22 Oct
Dance Umbrella, UK
28-29 Oct
Juncture Dance, Leeds, UK

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, as they choose what they want to reveal, what story of themselves they want to tell…

Wallflower is devised by the company.

Performers Greg Akehurst, Jo Fong, Nic Green, Sonia Hughes, James Monaghan

Archivist Kate Daley

Director Richard Gregory

Designer Simon Banham

Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth

Dramaturg Renny O’Shea

Choreographic Advisor Jane Mason

Assistant Director Cat Robey

Production Manager Greg Akehurst

Producer Ali Dunican

2 August

Edinburgh Festival 2016 – PITCH

PITCH is a collaboration between artists Skye Reynolds and Jo Fong

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PITCH heads to Dance Base as part of the Edinburgh Festival 2016
Dance Base, Grassmarket
17th – 21st August
6.45pm
Venue 22

To book tickets Click HERE

For more information on  Skye Reynolds www.skyereynolds.com

1 August

Reviews – Kommilitonen!

4 **** in The Times “This docu-opera is sobering and uplifting, in name a reflection on history but also a timely reminder of how close we still are to unthinkable horror.”

5***** in The Guardian “WNO’s Youth wave flag boldly for Peter Maxwell Davies”

A beautiful piece of writing from Wales Arts Review “This has got to be one of the operatic events of the year”

16 July

Kommilitonen! Young Blood

Performed by WNO Youth Opera

At the end of July Kommilitonen! premiers at Barry’s MEMO

Music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Libretto by David Pountney

Alice Farnham  Conductor

Polly Graham    Director

Gabriella Slade Designer

Jo Fong               Movement Director

Katy Morison    Lighting Designer

Will Duke           Projection Designer

Kommilitonen! intertwines three stories of student revolution in the 20th century – the Chinese Cultural Revolution; the Civil Rights Movement in the USA; and the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany. The three stories come together at the end of the opera, locating the action between the present and the past, and evoking the tyranny of the three political systems that the opera explores.

For an opera about revolution, it’s important that we don’t just sit passively in our seats but feel part of the action. Polly Graham’s promenade production seizes on this idea by putting the audience in the heart of these stories and combines innovative visual projections with a spectacular set transforming the Memo into the frontline of 20th century turmoil.
Please note that Kommilitonen is a promenade performance.

12 June

Groundwork Pro Classes Cardiff

 

Weds 22nd June @ Rubicon Dance

Thurs 23rd June @ Cardiff Met

Fri 24th June @ Chapter

9.30 – 11am

For more information Click HERE

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.

The class 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.

The underlying motivations consider honesty in performance, the present moment and the act of creating this together.

11 June

Creative Wales Award

On the 10th Dec 2015, Jo was awarded a Creative Wales Award

About the Awards

The Creative Wales awards are amongst the most important and well regarded of the Arts Council of Wales’ funding programmes. The focus of the awards is the established artist who can already point to a record of achievement. Creative Wales offers invaluable research time for such artists at a critical stage in their professional career who want to develop new skills, research new opportunities or develop new partnerships.

For further information Click HERE

24 May

An Invitation… by Jo Fong

Touring 2016 continues

Woodend Barn

Aberdeen, Scotland

Friday14th Oct

Bristol Trinity Arts

Dates to be announced

An Invitation… was presented at British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015 and British Dance Edition 2016

“An Invitation… is performance distilled to its essence.”  The Observer

“Radical-witty and entertainingly thought-provoking” The Herald

21 March

Open Professional Classes

Jo returns to Leeds to share 5 drop in classes with ProDanceLeeds

31st May – 3rd June

9:15am – 10:45am

How much? £4/class or £30/10 classes as part of ProDanceLeeds programme of classes.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

(NSCD)
98 Chapeltown Road
Leeds, LS7 4BH
For more information Click HERE
21 March

RISE Dance Festival

Findhorn, Scotland

AN INVITATION…

by JO FONG heads to Scotland

6, 7 and 8th May 2016

A three day festival of contemporary dance and performance at the Universal Hall, Findhorn.

Featuring a winning line-up of artists from across the UK, Rise promises to be imaginative and engaging, sometimes tender, sometimes provocative, often funny and always entertaining. A long weekend of performances, workshops and special events in this beautiful part of Scotland.

The line up includes:

LOST DOG

IGOR AND MORENO

THE NODINES

LIZ AGGISS

BURROWS & FARGION – NORA

For More Information Click HERE

 
14 March

Review

An Invitation… at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

“…more visceral, unique and transfixing than anything this reviewer has seen before.” The Reviews Hub.

To read the full review Click HERE