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

25 January

Open Studio – February

Torch Theatre Milford Haven

Tuesday 23rd Feb

10.30am – 1.30pm

FREE EVENT

Suitable for students and professionals from dance or theatre backgrounds.

Please contact Jo jo@jofong.com to book a place for the workshop.

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.

How to get there? Click Here

If participants can and would like to donate towards the rehearsal space this would be warmly received.

7 January

Purchase Tickets for An Invitation…

Touring 2016

Click HERE

Photo Lucas Kao

11 December

Creative Wales Award

On the 10th Dec 2015, Jo was awarded a Creative Wales Award 15/16

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

5 December

Two Open Workshops January 2016

 

Cardiff

Chapter Arts Centre

12th Jan

10am – 1.30pm

Swansea

Volcano Theatre

The Iceland Building

20th Jan

10.45am – 1.30pm

FREE EVENTS

Suitable for students and professionals from dance or theatre backgrounds.

If participants can and would like to donate towards the rehearsal space this would be warmly received.

Please contact Jo jo@jofong.com to book a place for either or both of the workshops.

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.

20 November

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

22 September

Pitch at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Yorkshire Dance & Northern Platforms present Friday Firsts #36: Live Bites
Fri 4 Dec, 7.30pm
Box Office 0113 243 8765
or book securely online here
Tickets £8.00, concessions £6.00
Age guidance: 12+ 

a fresh taste of dance

The showcase platforms new works selected to represent dance agencies in Scotland and the north of England.

Skye Reynolds’ Pitch, created in collaboration with Jo Fong, is a solo work-in-progress that explores the idea of ‘selling’ oneself through pitch or promotion. Inspired by a conversational form tentatively named ‘Stand Up Dance’ the work uses physical and textual language to expose a personal and shared story of recognising and becoming, avoiding and taking action. What remains? What is valuable? What is valid? How can we authentically represent ourselves?

 
21 September

Free Open Class in Edinburgh

Open Class – Jo Fong
Dance Base, Grassmarket

Whilst working with Skye on the new work Pitch Jo will lead an open session on

Monday 30 November

09.30 – 11.00

To book a place please contact Dance Base

0131 225 5525


The session is a guided improvisation. The source of the warm up is about relationships with our own bodies following individual and inherent desires, a sense of play, listening and investigation, developing an efficient and dynamic approach.

Jo’s classes are influenced by her eclectic experiences and 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 focus is on creating receptive and active qualities within movement for the dancer. Inhabiting and connecting.

 
1 September

Review – An Invitation… Edinburgh 2015

As part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase

 

“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.

For information on Performances in:

Groningen click HERE Noorderzon 25

Dublin click HERE

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.

See the Trailer