17 April

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


See the Trailer

 

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.”

21 June

 

13th – 17th Oct

Professional Open Contemporary Classes Oct

The Place Theatre, London

6th October

Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at Galeri Caernarfon

18th – 25th August

An Invitation… will be presented at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh. Daily at 10.45am

Click here to see the Trailer

14th June

Witness – to be presented at The Place London 8pm

13th June

Jo performs HIDE by Deborah Light at The Place London

8th May – 6th June

Dance Roads International Tour

Dialogue – A Double Act

8, 9, 10th May Montreal

14, 15, 16th May Bordeaux

30, 31st May Turin

5th, 6th June Arnhem

1st May

Jo’s new work Dialogue – A Double Act previews as part of a mixed bill of work with Heloise Godfrey-Talbot at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

18th and 19th March

Jo performs HIDE by Deborah Light at Clywd Theatre Cymru, Mold.

15th March

Jo performs in Stupid Women at Juncture Festival, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds – A homage to Nigel Charnock’s directed by Wendy Houstoun

13th March

Witness is presented at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

21st February

Witness is presented at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

6th and 7th February

Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at Volcano, Swansea

1st Feburary

Witness is presented at British Dance Edition 2014.

Tramway 4, Glasgow

31st January

Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at British Dance Edition 2014

27th January

WitnessGaleri Caernarfon

24th and 25th January

Jo performs in HIDE by Deborah Light at Chapter Arts Centre

6th December 2013

Jo collaborates with artists Steve Geliot and Tanya Raman. Jo will be performing Trajectory a combined arts performance takin […]

28 May

Danceroads Review

Dialogue – A Double Act has been touring internationally with Danceroads with performances in Montreal, Bordeaux, Cardiff, Turin and Arnhem.

Check out the first review

11 April

Witness Touring 2014

Witness  – Portraits of Women Who Dance

Coming soon to

The Place Theatre – London 14th June 8pm

theplace.org.uk

 

‘A beautiful piece of work, moving, inspiring and thought provoking – about dance, about women, about being in front of cameras…’

An invitation to witness three exceptional dancers as they collaborate in the making of their own choreographic portraits in this revealing documentary.

Three women talk candidly about their relationship with dance, performance and what it is to be watched.

The unique performances that result are both elaborate and supremely personal: as idiosyncratic as the women who dance them.

Excellence, intimacy and honesty in performance.

‘The audience witnessed a process of candid exposure that was as moving as it was aesthetically pleasing.’ CCQ Magazine


Choreography and Direction | Jo Fong

Filmmakers and Editing | Filipe Alcada and Dawn Collins

Dancers

Ino Riga,  “Theatre is a rehearsed life, pre-planned, you know your role.”

Eeva-Maria Mutka,  “Is this dancing?”

Annabeth Berkeley,  “You can’t always say the truth, sometimes you have to pretend.”

“The films draw a fine line between what is real and what is performed and ask how is it to be watched or exhibited.” Jo Fong

See trailer – Witness