An Invitation… began at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Festival 2014 as simply an idea. The performance wen on to tour extensively including Presentation at British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015 and British Dance Edition 2016.
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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.
An Invitation… was nominated for a Wales Theatre Award.
An Invitation is supported by Arts Council Wales, British Council, EU Culture, Sherman Cymru, Chapter Arts Centre, Rubicon Dance and Coreo Cymru.