Jo Fong is an artist living and working in Cardiff. Her work reflects the need in these times for people to come together. Her practice has been informed by notions of inclusivity, participation and is about being present, this moment, communication, listening, face to face encounters and the idea of forming community.
10 - 2.00pm: Studio based movement workshop
Jo’s working practice is an evolving, interactive and playful approach, incorporating aspects of release, yoga, contact and voice techniques. As a language she has been working on self-generating scores, simple instructions/games that play out, making connection, encouraging awareness, range, presence, multiple outcomes and simple acts like noticing.
Open-level workshop suitable for the expert and non-expert: dancers, actors, makers, circus performers, teachers and group leaders. For people who love to move and are interested in moving together.
“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
3 - 4.30pm: Discussion
Jo shares her current making processes and leads a conversation around the question What is Community?
Jo also wants to make room for discussing a current trend that sees artists act as social workers, well-being and health experts or community leaders, airing something of the complexity in the merging of roles and of the responsibilities at play.
Jo Fong is a director, choreographer and performer working in dance, film, theatre, opera and the visual arts. Her practice is influenced by her eclectic experiences in many dance and theatre making processes and performance. These include performances with DV8 Physical Theatre, Rosas (Belgium) and Rambert Dance Company. Recent collaborations include working with Wendy Houstoun, Sonia Hughes, Deborah Light, Unfinished Business, Skye Reynolds, National Theatre Wales, Welsh National Opera, Hull Dance and Quarantine.
Jo is a Peilot Associate Artist with Chapter Arts Centre, Research Associate with SE Dance and Associate Artist with Chinese Arts Now (CAN). As an independent artist she has toured her choreographic work throughout the UK and to international festivals. Her work has been recognised and awarded by the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards, Creative Wales Award and Wales Theatre Awards.
To participate in full day: £25
Concession full day: £20 (available to those travelling from outside Bristol)
To attend the talk only from 3 - 4.30pm: £5
Limited availability. Booking ahead is required to secure a place.
Wear comfortable clothing. Soft shoes or trainers will be useful for part of the movement workshop.
Bring something for your lunch. We will provide some food to share.
The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
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