August 20, 2018

China Changing – A Discussion and A Movement Workshop

Southbank Centre, London

This October Jo will be leading a “Kitchen Table” discussion and Physical Workshop for China Changing Festival at the Southbank, London. 

For details on the whole festival 4 OCT 2018 – 7 OCT 2018 see the LINK 

Ways of Being Together is part a series of workshops, discussions and performances centred around the idea of Belonging. 

Both events are FREE to attend, places are limited so do book.


Ways of Being Together – A discussion led by Jo Fong

Friday 5th Oct 2018

6pm – 9pm

Join Jo for a table discussion  – the kitchen table is where many a good idea will start.  This gathering is suitable for artists from any genre music, dance, visual arts, film… or perhaps you are someone who is interested in the question, What is Community?  Jo is interested in spontaneity, authentic encounters and drawing on our own experiences.  She wants to stimulate fresh conversation, empowerment and action, creating an art action or a pledge, something positive however small or potentially groundbreaking.  This project stimulates conversation around collaboration, participation, inclusivity…  We have also talked about parties, friendship, responsibility, gardens, permaculture and other things.  

As part of China Changing there will conversations about “Chineseness” in Britain.

Presence. Visibility. Audibility.

Suitable for all aged 16+. Places are limited so please sign up HERE

Ways of Being Together – A movement workshop led by Jo Fong
Saturday 6th Oct 2018
2pm – 6pm
This session is suitable for people who love to move and are interested in moving together: dancers, actors, circus folk, pilates teachers, japanese drummers, martial arts… experts and non-experts.
Choreographer Jo Fong leads a warm-up followed by pair work, group work and games that she has devised and developed as part of her creative process.  Working from the inside of the body to the outside and using guided improvisation, the process incorporates a sense of play and experimentation. Jo is interested in spontaneity and authentic encounters. The interaction is live and people adapt, make room, save, lead, follow, get out of the way, care, grow an energy and awareness, whether that be spacial, a shared joke or about the knowledge of what each human carries with them.  
Suitable for all aged 16+.
Free but ticketed. 
Places are limited so please sign up HERE 
Jo Fong is a director, choreographer and performer working in dance, film, theatre, opera and the visual arts. Jo’s practice is influenced by her eclectic experiences in many dance and theatre making processes and performance. She has performed with companies such as Rosas (Belgium), DV8 Physical Theatre and Rambert Dance Company.  Current projects and collaborations include Wallflower and Engish with Quarantine and National Theatre Wales, Neither Here Nor There with artist and writer Sonia Hughes and An Invitation… as part of LEAP Festival in Liverpool.
Jo is an Associate Artist with Chinese Arts Now (CAN) and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and this project forms research for a new commission entitled Assemble for CAN Festival, 2020.
Photo credit Simon Banham and Jamie Morgans
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