An Invitation…

An Invitation… began at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Festival 2014

Presented at British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015 and British Dance Edition 2016

Available for UK and International Touring

Touring recommences in April 2018

See News for up and coming performances. 


An Invitation… needs an audience. An Invitation… takes playfulness very seriously. We are creating this in this moment. What happens or doesn’t happen is influenced directly by us. We play the performer, we play the audience. We are the show. Is it now? An Invitation… is about connection, spontaneity, but also about uncertainty.


 An Invitation… is a work born out of The Audience – Research


The research was curiously playful, alive, joyous, imaginative and therefore powerful and human. We discovered a profound way of meeting people.


 “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


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

An Invitation… is performance distilled to its essence.” Guardian.


See full reviews by Donald Hutera, Luke Jennings, Thea Hawlin, Richard HallWales Arts Review and Mary Brennan. For up and coming performances and workshops see Jo Fong News


Useful links Dance Base and British Council Edinburgh Showcase


An Invitation is supported by Arts Council Wales, British Council, EU Culture, Sherman Cymru, Chapter Arts Centre, Rubicon Dance and Coreo Cymru.



Credits:
Photo Credit : John Collingswood

Contributors and Collaborators: The Audience – Research has been developed with contributions from professional artists, teachers, members of Rubicon’s Nurture performance group and Cardiff audiences. As the work evolves the list of people keeps growing. There are too many to mention though we would like to thank them all for their contribution. Special thanks to: Jamie Morgans, Matt Mulligan, Nick Minns, Laura Lee Greenhalgh, Beth Powlesland, Morgan Thomas, Sally Varrall, Richard Huw Morgan, Colin Ricketts, Aleksandra Jones, Cet Haf and members of Nurture at Rubicon Dance.


2014:
Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Festival.
Supported by Welsh Dance Strand.

2015:
The Place Theatre, London.
A Co-curation with Forest Fringe Festival.

Tramway, Glasgow.
Dance International Glasgow.

Dance Base, Edinburgh.
British Council Edinburgh Showcase.

2016:
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Criccieth Memorial Hall
presented by Harlech Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Dance House, Cardiff
British Dance Edition 2016

Rise Dance Festival, Findhorn.
Drill Hall, Chepstow (Presented by Ruth Holdsworth, ACW Rural Touring)

2018:
Dresden Societstheatre, The Szene: Wales Festival

LEAP Festival Liverpool 6th November

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