CROSSING THE FLOOR & OTHER SCORES
LEARNING CURVE with JONATHAN BURROWS & MATTEO FARGION
08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
Closing 23 April, 2017 (midnight)
ABOUT LEARNING CURVE
Learning Curve is Dancehouse's development program aiming to place emerging choreographers in an immersive and intimate environment with a prominent figure of dance making and thinking. Learning Curve recognises the relationship between experience and development and encourages dance makers to consider the essential nature of a career in dance as a life-long learning process.
After a few inspiring editions led by dance luminaries Deborah Hay, Jennifer Lacey and Myriam Gourfink, Dancehouse is pleased to announce Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion as the 2017 Learning Curve mentors.
ABOUT CROSSING THE FLOOR & OTHER SCORES
A DANCE SITES PROJECT, in partnership with CRITICAL PATH (SYDNEY) and STRUT (PERTH)
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion share a five day workshop, introducing some of the ideas behind their performances. The workshop is open to anyone interested in the performing arts, regardless of technical ability, and will focus on particular questions of time, form and composition which underpin their work, as well as the strategies they use to disrupt what they do and connect with audience. The workshop will include task based exercises as well as discussion and reflection.
Dates: 8-12 May
Where: Upstairs Studio, Dancehouse
Cost: $550 F / $450 DH Member
Bookings: Participation in Learning Curve 2017 is by application only
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion present TWO DOUBLE BILLS at Dancehouse: BOTH SITTING DUET & BODY NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE (May 6) and CHEAP LECTURE & THE COW PIECE (May 7) READ MORE
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion have been working together since 1989, and their ongoing series of duets go on touring all around the world, with recent retrospectives in Lisbon, Porto, Philadelphia, Bologna and Barcelona. Their work is hard to place, combining intellectual rigour with unexpected humour, but it has its roots in a shared love of classical music, which they clash against an approach to performance that is at once open to audience but also anarchic and joyful.
The two men are currently touring 10 pieces internationally, and have just finished a year long online project titled 52 Portraits, which released a different gestural portrait of a dancer every Monday throughout 2016. Their most recent duet Body Not Fit For Purpose was a commission from the 2014 Venice Biennale, and in spring 2016 they premiered a new installation as part of the Derra De Moroda Archive exhibition at Salzburg Contemporary Art Gallery. Burrows' 'A Choreographer's Handbook' has sold over 10,000 copies since its publication in 2010. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University. Fargion also writes music for theatre and teaches international composition workshops for choreographers.
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion are co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT Zollverein Essen, Sadler's Wells Theatre London and BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, and are currently in-house artists at the Nightingale, Brighton England.
A Dance Sites project in partnership with Critical Path (Sydney) and STRUT (Perth).
Both Sitting Duet was supported by public funding through the National Lottery from Arts Council England and co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels.
Body Not Fit For Purpose was commissioned by the Venice Biennale and supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Cheap Lecture was commissioned by Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen and Dans in Limburg and The Cow Piece was supported by public funding through the Flemish Ministry and Kaaitheater Brussels.
Photo: Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece, photo by Herman Sorgeloos