21 March

Open Professional Classes

Jo returns to Leeds to share 5 drop in classes with ProDanceLeeds

30 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

26 January

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

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.

25 January

Workshop / Open Studio with Jo Fong

North Wales

JP Hall Bangor University

4th March 2016

3-5pm

FREE Event

Suitable for students and professionals from dance or theatre backgrounds.

To book a place please contact jo@jofong.com

Jo’s working practice is an evolving, interactive and 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, the receptive and active performance techniques that became her production, An Invitation…

Jo Fong is an acclaimed dance theatre maker and performer collaborating with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Rosas and more recently Wendy Houstoun (Stupid Women), Quarantine Theatre (Wallflower), Deborah Light (HIDE) and National Theatre Wales (Mother Courage).

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.

 “Jo has is a truly distinctive practice. It is deceptively simple, yet from simple parameters she has managed to generate a potentially radical new interface between performers and audience, one based on empathy, similarity and the everyday rather than on “otherness”, competition or confrontation.” Richard Huw Morgan

For more information go to jo@jofong.com

The tour continues

An Invitation…

JO FONG

Milford Haven 

Torch Theatre

26, 27th Feb

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

1, 2nd March

Criccieth Memorial Hall

Presented by Theatr Harlech

5th March

4pm and 7pm

 

Manchester

Royal Exchange Theatre

10, 11th and 12th March

7pm

British Dance Edition 2016

Cardiff

The Dance House

15 and 16th March

Tickets are unavailable for these performances.  BDE delegates showcase only.

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.