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

23 May

Pitch

A collaboration between artists Skye Reynolds and Jo Fong

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

23 May

Wallflower

Wallflower was created in 2015

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

18 May

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.

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

10 February

An Invitation… Touring 2016

An Invitation… takes to the road to eight UK venues.

An Invitation… by Jo Fong

British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015

British Dance Edition 2016

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

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


Cardiff

Chapter Arts Centre

14, 15, 16th Jan  

Swansea

Volcano Theatre

22, 23rd Jan

Milford Haven 

Torch Theatre

26, 27th Feb

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

1, 2nd March

Cricceith Memorial Hall

Presented by Theatr Harlech 

5th March

Manchester 

Royal Exchange Theatre

10, 11, 12th March

British Dance Edition 2016

The Dance House

15, 16th March

Tickets are unavailable for these performances.  BDE delegates showcase

Findhorn

RISE Dance Festival

7, 8th May

Further dates to be announced

See the Trailer

8 February

Purchase Tickets for An Invitation…

Touring 2016

Click HERE

Photo Lucas Kao

26 January

British Dance Edition 2016

Jo Fong’s An Invitation… is one of 36 UK companies selected to showcase at British Dance Edition 2016. For the first time the biannual event will be held across four venues in Cardiff and Newport.

Chapter Arts Centre, The Dance House, Wales Millenium Centre and The Riverfront.

For details of the full programme click HERE