Jo Fong
  • Female
  • Cardiff
  • United Kingdom
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What I do:
I am a director, choreographer and performer working in dance, film, theatre and the visual arts.
A little more about me:
I have been performing for 25 years with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Rosas (Belgium) and Rambert Dance Company. Recent performance work includes Wendy Houstoun’s Stupid Women and Deborah Light’s HIDE and Quarantine's Wallflower. I worked with John McGrath as Movement Director on NTW's Mother Courage. Currently I'm touring a work called An Invitation... preparing a new show called PITCH for Edinburgh Festival 2016 and heading towards the premier of WNO's new production of Kommillitionen!a site specific production at Barry Memo.

Several choreographic works have been developed through a research process called The Audience.
Dialogue – A Double Act toured internationally with Dance Roads 2014.
Watching is an audio visual piece made in collaboration with Heloise Godfrey-Talbot.
An Invitation… began at the Edinburgh Festival 2014 is currently touring UK venues. The work has been selected for the British Council Showcase 2015 and British Dance Edition 2016

My film installation Witness - Portraits of Women Who Dance toured the UK and was selected for British Dance Edition 2014.


As an independent artist I present work that is thought-provoking and centred around people, dancers or players who translate, reveal or perform. The work is grounded in the idea of honesty in performance and looks under the skin: the psychological drives, motivations or inherent characteristics of an individual or group, creating a shared and considered relationship with an audience. The body is my first language, though text and voice work are regularly a part of the whole. I combine physical technical knowledge, agility and experience with a raw, rebellious and curious spirit. I endeavour to understand further and explore the scope for movement to communicate and to cultivate work that is generous, engaging and embodies an alternative beauty.
Location:
Cardiff
Projects I’m working on:
See the work 2017

Jo's been working once again with Quarantine Theatre.
Wallflower performed pilot performances in 2015.
This January, we head to PUSH Festival in Vancouver.
4th, 5th and 6th February
http://pushfestival.ca/2015/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PuSh-Visitor...

A new production for WNO to be presented on the
16th February
Wales Millennium Centre
Directed by Polly Graham.
Me i'm Movement Director / Crowd Control.
To book tickets Click HERE
https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2017-2018/WNO/LeVinHerbe/?view=S...

PITCH
A collaboration between artists Skye Reynolds and Jo Fong
Pitch will be presented at
The Dance House, Cardiff
7th and 8th April

To book tickets Click HERE http://www.wmc.org.uk/WhatsOn/?lang=en
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.jofong.com/news
Twitter @username:
@JoFong

Jo Fong's Blog

An Invitation... Touring Wales

 

An Invitation... is an alive and evolving work. 

An Invitation... is about connection, conversation, spontaneity and uncertainty. It’s also playful, joyous, imaginative, powerful and human. 

An Invitation… is about…

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Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:20

Edinburgh 2015

Who's going to Edin this summer?

The run up is starting - all systems go, start telling Everyone!

An Invitation… by Jo Fong

**** "Radical-witty and entertainingly thought-provoking” Herald Scotland

Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

British Council Edinburgh Showcase

25th and 26th August

2.15 and 4pm daily

£10/(£8)

To book tickets…

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Posted on July 1, 2015 at 8:21

Witness - Portraits of Women Who Dance

Dance film installation by Jo Fong

 At Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

11th - 14th July, 8pm

Witness three exceptional dancers as they explore the making of their own choreographic portraits.

Dancers Ino Riga, Eeva-Maria Mutka and Annabeth Berkeley generously share their practice and…

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Posted on June 22, 2012 at 10:00

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