20 July

Internationale Tanzmesse 2018 – Dusseldorf

Jo will be heading to Tanzmesse supported by Wales Arts International and National Dance Company Wales.

At Tanzmesse, artists from more than 50 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia find an equal opportunity to present their work to a professional audience. Tanzmesse is an event dedicated to contemporary dance without any specific geographical focus.

8 June

English 14 – 24 June 2018 / Cardiff

National Theatre Wales & Quarantine

With Wales Millennium Centre

Part of Festival of Voice 2018

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book Tickets HERE

See the Trailer 

National Theatre Wales’ and Quarantine’s extraordinary new show invites its audience into a conversation about language with performer Jonny Cotsen – a performance built out of a fascination with what happens when we try to talk about how to live together. It’s inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and discussions with migrants who learn English for all kinds of reasons. For business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

This exuberant A to Z of language and identity – made in Wales, but with a global perspective – pulls pop songs apart, tears grammar to pieces and invites all the languages in the room to be heard. A joyous, intimate, provocative encounter, English asks how language shapes us all and what happens to our sense of self when we don’t really know how to say who we are.

Accessible Performances
BSL interpreter – Tony Evans
Please contact boxoffice@nationaltheatrewales.org if you have any questions.

Age Guidance: 14+

15 May

ENGLISH – Festival of Voice

14-24 June 2018
Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Co production by National Theatre Wales & Quarantine

For full details and  tickets click HERE

National Theatre Wales’ and Quarantine’s extraordinary new show invites its audience into a conversation about language with performer Jonny Cotsen – a performance built out of a fascination with what happens when we try to talk about how to live together.  It’s inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and discussions with migrants who learn English for all kinds of reasons. For business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

This exuberant A to Z of language and identity – made in Wales, but with a global perspective – pulls pop songs apart, tears grammar to pieces and invites all the languages in the room to be heard. A joyous, intimate, provocative encounter, English asks how language shapes us all and what happens to our sense of self when we don’t really know how to say who we are.

15 May

An Invitation… in Dresden

Review

by Gary Raymond

“An Invitation… is a brilliantly funny physical dialogue between dancers and audience, a tireless journey through the potential of dance to edify, to force us to grow within and without”

Read the full article HERE

Image credit: John Collingswood

18 April

Neither Here Nor There

Review

Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong at Experimentica, Chapter Arts Centre.

“How do you get strangers to open up to each other in a very short space of time? Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes create a safe space for probing some buried truths as part of Experimentica 2018. Emma Geliot and Filiz Mehmedova joined a choreographed conversation.”

CCQ magazine’s review can be found HERE

14 March

A Spring Move

Come and move together. It’s Spring time!

A gathering for those who love to move.

The class is influence by multiple techniques including contact, yoga and the work embraces a sense of play. Jo will lead exercises in pairs and group work. “I’m interested in meeting people, encouraging awareness, listening and noticing.” These workshops are part of a larger conversation about inclusivity and participation… thinking about what it is to thrive both individually and as a community.

For more information on Jo’s studio practice see Workshops
Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday)
10.15-11.45am
Peilot Studio, Chapter
Do wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a blanket or a yoga mat.
There are limited places so please get in touch to book a place at workshops@jofong.com
The class is free
If you wish to make a donation Jo would like to hand funds onto Huggard Shelter.
A Cardiff-based charity tackling homelessness and seeking to overcome the problems and barriers that force individuals to sleep rough on our streets. http://www.huggard.org.uk/about-us/

Photo Heloise Godfrey-Talbot

6 March

NTW Qtine and WMC

National Theatre Wales & Quarantine with Wales Millennium Centre for Festival of Voice.

Jo will be joining the team for a new production entitled English. Performed by Jonny Cotsen, the work is inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and from conversations with migrants in Wales and across the UK who learn English for all kinds of reasons – for business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

English asks what happens when we move to another country and don’t really know how to say who we are, how to disagree, how to be in love, how to be funny – how to say what life is really about.

Made in Wales but with a global perspective, this performance pulls pop songs apart, tears grammar to pieces and constructs a contemporary Babel that invites all the languages in the room to be heard.

For more information click HERE

6 March

Experimentica – ABOUT TIME

Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes embark on a new project for Experimentica 2018 entitled

Neither Here Nor There.

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
The festival runs from Wed 11th – Sun 15th Apr

Jo and Sonia will have performances at 1pm Wed – Sat

Experimentica’s artists 2018

KATHRYN ASHILL, MEGAN BROADMEADOW, GARETH CHAMBERS, RHODRI DAVIES, FREYA DOOLEY & CINZIA MUTIGLI, PAUL EASTWOOD, JO FONG & SONIA HUGHES, BETH GREENHALGH, PAUL HURLEY, SHAUN CATON AND TYPESUN, ANGUS MCLEAN BALBERNIE, NAHUM, DORIAN NUSKIND-ODER & SIMON GRENIER-POIRIER, PLAYING UP, MIKE PEARSON, THEATRE REPLACEMENT, FERN THOMAS, ULTIMATE DANCER WITH ROBBIE THOMSON, GREG WOHEAD AND MORE…

Tickets are pay what you decide. All payments go directly to supporting artists to make and perform new work at Experimentica.

For details on all the performances click HERE.

Photo Solomon Hughes

2 March

Wallflower – BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

Quarantine

4 May 2018 | GIFT Festival

Wallflower is a dance marathon, a game that alters according to the players.

Like much of Quarantine’s work, Wallflower serves as a form of portraiture. Each night, the performers choose what they want to reveal, what story of themselves they want to tell. In the seats around the dance floor, the spectators bring their own histories, understanding and expectations. And somewhere between the spotlight and the sidelines, Wallflower happens

“lo-fi, freewheeling and rather brilliant” ★★★★LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Trailer

Other dates and details of how to book coming soon.

For more information click HERE

1 March

An Invitation… in Dresden

An Invitation… returns for performances at Societaetstheater in Dresden.

27th April, 8pm

An Invitation… is an alive and evolving work. An Invitation… is about connection, conversation, spontaneity and uncertainty. It’s also playful, joyous, imaginative, powerful and human. It is about us. We are creating this performance now. We play the performer. We play the audience.

We are the show.

60 mins

Suitable for all ages

Radical-witty and entertainingly thought-provoking. ★★★★ Herald, 2015 (read the full review here)

Trailer 

For tickets click HERE