21 February

Growing Together workshops

Shrewsbury

Shropshire Inclusive Dance are hosting open workshops led by artists Joanna Young, Jo Fong and Aya Kobayashi.

To book a place click HERE

A series of workshops led by highly skilled practicing professional dance and performance makers, open to disabled and non-disabled dancers. The workshops will take place at The Gateway Centre in Shrewsbury.

The aim of our workshop series is to support, inspire and stimulate dancers and practitioners in their ongoing development as performers, facilitators and dance makers. The workshops will pay particular focus on movement exploration as a source for improvisation, dance making, performance and inclusion.

A limited number of places are available to dance practitioners, with at least 2 years dance experience and an interest in inclusive practice, to join Contact Dance company members in an explorative workshop setting.

30 January

Le Vin herbe

Le Vin herbe wins Best Opera Production at the Wales Theatre Awards 2018.

Composed by Frank Martin

Congratulations to the cast from Welsh National Opera, soloists Tom Randle and Caitlin Hulcup and the creative team.

Conductor James Southall
Director Polly Graham

Movement Director Jo Fong
Designer April Dalton
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell
Musical Preparation David Doidge, James Southall, Stephen Wood
Staff Director Matthew Holmquist
Production Manager Richard Norton
Stage Manager Katie Heath-Jones
Deputy Stage Manager Jenni Price

To see all the winning catorgories Click HERE

30 January

St. Gallen Opera, Switzerland

Der Zaubertrank (Le Vin Herbe) by Frank Martin

Opens in the round on the 2nd February 2018 in the exquisite Lokremise, Theater St. Gallen

For further information and performance dates click HERE

Conducted by  Hermes Helfricht

Jo will again be collaborating as Movement Director with Director Polly Graham

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18 January

Wales Theatre Awards.

The Nominations for this years Wales Theatre Awards are in.

Le VIn Herbe and Ways of Being Together have been nominated in the dance and opera catagories

See who’s been nominated HERE

6 November

Cardiff Dance Festival

12 days of Dance

For the full programme of performances, workshops and events click HERE

6 November

In my own words – Arts Scene Wales

Ways of Being Together, Cardiff Dance Festival 17

I was not able to define what this is. I have come to the conclusion that it is:

An Installation of People, A Gathering, A Show, A Happening and somehow A Listening…

To read the whole article click HERE

 
24 October

About Ways of Being Together

As a newly appointed Peilot Associate Artist at Chapter Arts Centre I embarked on a study period supported by Arts Council Wales, Creative Wales Award Project

Ways of Being Together is a series of workshops, discussions and performances centred around the idea of Belonging – A Sense of Belonging

The studio time has been part of a larger conversation about community, participation, inclusivity and rather than sustaining something, a body, a practice, a career… thinking about what it is to thrive both individually and as a community. Embedded in the all the gatherings have been the notion of Belonging. A sense of belonging is intimate and powerful, connected, optimitstic, unknown and curious making.

The work in development is called Ways of Being Together to be presented on 19th Nov 2017 to mark the closing night of Cardiff Dance Festival.

Performed by between 40 and 50 people who like to move.

A great deal of the project is about meeting people well. As a language I have been working on a self generating score, simple instructions / games that play out, encouraging awareness, listening, range, presence and also simple acts like noticing.

The performance and research projects that are in development are focused on creating experiences for both participant and audience member. The project acts as a pathway to celebrate a resilient arts community that potentially inspires and takes action.

“At the heart of the work are the people – their skills, instincts, their aptitude for excellence, collaboration, sharing and together creating a dialogue that embraces creativity, integrity and learning.” Jo Fong

Jo would like to thank everyone who has been involved and alongside this project. This free event has become possible through support from Arts Council Wales, Coreo Cymru, Barry Memo, SE Dance, University of South Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, Fieldwork, Xintiandi Arts Festival and Hull Dance.

20 October

Cardiff Dance Festival 17

Tickets are on sale

The Festival runs between the 8th and 19th November at venues across Cardiff. Featuring local and international artists.

Ways of Being Together

By Jo Fong

19th Nov

6pm

Chapter Arts Centre 

Tickets: £14/£12/£10 (Half-price tickets if you are under 26 – £7)

Suitable for audiences of all ages, but please note the event starts at 6pm and might not finish until 9pm.

Accessible performance: BSL interpretation by Julie Doyle.

8 August

Groundwork Pro are back

Professional level classes in Cardiff

September 2017

Tue 19th @ Rubicon Dance

Weds 20th @ Rubicon Dance

Thur 21st Sept @ Dance House, Cardiff Bay

9.30am-11am

Click here for more details on Groundwork

4 August

Summer Inspirations 2017 – Cardiff

Jo will lead sessions during Summer Inspirations.

A professional development programme for artists from in and around Cardiff.

The two week programme runs from 4th-15th September

There will be drop in classes and workshops other facilitators and teachers include:

Kim Noble

Matt Gough

Matt Mulligan

Hugh Stanier

Jo’s sessions will be

7th Sept     12 – 4pm

8th Sept     10 – 4pm

£5 per class

£10 per workshop

or

You can join the whole 2 week programme for just £100

Click below

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