Jo heads to 2017 Xintiandi Festival creating a new work with local performers.
May 25 to June 3
During the 10-day festival, 16 works by artists from nine countries, such as China, the UK, France and Poland, will be shown at over 170 performances and events, such as audio-visual shows, concerts, mime, cafe plays and street performances in tent theater, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums and squares.
Bridge created by Jo Fong
The site specific performance will be a Free Event to audiences and presented twice daily throughout the festival
As part of Hull’s Transgression Dance Festival Jo will be hosting a gathering.
Jo has been working on ways to meet people well, how to engage in fresh and open dialogue. Her new work and research involves gathering people and a conversation about place, relationship and community and a sense of belonging.
Venue: Hull Truck Theatre
Places are limited. If you would like to book a place contact
Call out to Performers
Workshop and Performance Opportunity
Jo will be working with performers in Hull for Transgression Dance Festival.
Belonging will be a pilot performance for the opening night of the festival.
Jo Fong is creating a choreography for many people
It’s not a dance. It’s a movement.
Its not a disco. Its a way to be Together.
It starts with a walk and ends in a party.
The performance celebrates a sense of belonging.
The work is about the wanting to take part, wanting to exchange, share, receive, learn and meet people well.
This is about how we live, how open are we, how does this reflect and translate into other aspects of our lives, what are our shared histories, relationships, sense of place. Among us how can we cultivate a sense of belonging.
The project notices the value of the collective or the individual, unity or choice. It invites the potential of meeting people well, being present and nurtures connection.
Details and dates:
3 day devising workshop Saturday 29 April, Sunday 30 April and Bank Holiday Monday 1 May
10.30am until 5pm daily
Rehearsal and Preview Event Friday 12 May
2pm until the performance time 8pm
There will be a DJ set into the evening.
Venue: Hull College Dance Studio, Horncastle Building
This opportunity is open to dancers, actors, performers, pilates teachers, social workers anyone who considers themselves a mover and is interested in moving together.
For more information or if you would like to be involved in this new work email firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Touring 2017
A collaboration between artists
Skye Reynolds and Jo Fong
“A tremendously intelligent, brilliantly wry piece of performance” Festmag
Dance House, Cardiff
Dance International Glasgow (DIG)
9th and 10th May 2017
Free Events at DIG
DIG presents Art as Action: Women Making Art (Discussion) for details click HERE
Adult workshop led by Jo Fong.
For details click HERE
20th Feb 10-11.30am
Followed by a workshop led by Deborah Light.
27th Feb 10-11.30am
31st Mar – 2nd April
9.15 – 10.45am
2 – 6pm
Play – A Dance Theatre Workshop led by Jo Fong
20 places are availableSuitable for students and professionals from dance or theatre backgrounds.
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.
6th and 7th March at 6.45pm and 8.15pm each day.
Wendy Houstoun’s Stupid Women
2nd time around
Lakeside, Nottingham – 13th March, 8pm
In April and May Jo will be working with National Theatre Wales as Movement Director on their Mother Courage
Directed by John McGrath
First Preview – 8th May Last Show 23rd May
An Invitation… By Jo Fong
27th and 28th May