1 September

Review – An Invitation… Edinburgh 2015

As part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase

An Invitation… was presented at Dance Base

“An Invitation… is performance distilled to its essence.” Luke Jennings

The Guardian Sunday 30 August 2015

Click here

 

28 August

Quarantine | Wallflower

After our try out performances in Manchester i’m again together with Sonia Hughes, Nic Green and James Monaghan to remember all the dances we’ve ever danced.

Info on Performances in Groningen click HERE

Noorderzon 25

Which dance steps have you ever performed?

Can you remember every dance you’ve ever danced? 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, the performers choosing what they want to reveal, what story of themselves they want to tell. Like much of Quarantine’s work, Wallflower serves as a form of portraiture – of real lives being lived. Wallflower makes us remember our own dances – the awkward, joyful and forgotten. It asks us to think about how we choose to be involved in the world, and what we sit out on – the dances left un-danced. Quarantine are a unique voice in British theatre – and internationally acclaimed for their experiments with everyday life. Following the success of Entitled, Susan & Darren and The Soldier’s Song, Quarantine return to Noorderzon to present the world premiere of Wallflower.

 

 
23 August

Dance but not as we know it

Ten Fringe shows that call themselves dance but don’t look like it.

TIMEOUT Edinburgh

Check out the link

 
11 August

An Invitation…

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Performances: 25 – 26 Aug at 14.15 & 16.00 | 60 mins | £10 (£8 conc) 
Book online | 0131 225 5525 | Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

 
27 July

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


Click Here to see the new review for An Invitation… at Tramway Glasgow
By Mary Brennan

26 July

British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015

Pleased to announce

An Invitation will be part of this years British Council Edinburgh Showcase.

Click here for the full line up.

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 

 

 

 
13 May

Teaching at Dance Base Edinburgh

Jo will be working with Skye Reynolds during her residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh.

Please join us for Open Class next Tuesday 19th May from 10-11.30am

9 May

Workshop Tramway Glasgow

 

Tramway, Glasgow

26th August 2015

2 – 6pm

Play – A Dance Theatre Workshop led by Jo Fong

20 places are available

Suitable 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 entitledAn Invitation… the underlying motivations consider honesty in performance, the present moment and the act of creating this together. 

 

 
9 May

Mother Courage and her Children

Go and see National Theatre Wales’ new production of Mother Courage at Merthyr Labour Club. Jo has been working with the fabulous all female cast and community chorus. 

7 – 22 May 2015

Merthyr

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

by Bertolt Brecht
in a translation by John Willett
Revised by Ed Thomas
Lyrics revised by Dafydd James and Ed Thomas
Director: John E McGrath

Merthyr Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil

National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season – a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club.

Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with the Saturday-night spirit of Merthyr. 

Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this will be a defiantly twenty-first century version.

Ticket Prices
£15.00 (£16) / £12.50 conc (£13.50)
£10 schools
Previews: £12.50 (£13.50) / £10 conc (£11)

Performance dates: 7-22 May 2015 (except Sat & Sun)
Performance times: 7.30pm (plus 1pm matinees on 14 and 21 May)

Thursday 21 May, 7.30pm: Open Captioned Performance

Suitable for ages 14+ – Contains some strong language

 

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.