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Wainsgate Dances Performance Weekend

Start date: June 29, 2019

End date: June 30, 2019


Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

A weekend of performances: Words and Actions from Jonathan Burrows, Katye Coe, Francesca and Matteo Fargion, Wendy Houstoun, Charlie Morrissey

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/f/11995

Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm

Double Bill

What’s Not There
Charlie Morrissey


This performance plays with what we see, what we don’t see; truth, lies; belief and disbelief. It tells a story of overlapping performances in numerous spaces both real and imagined creating a world all of it’s own along the way.

“Standout wit and intelligence. Absurd and wonderful” The British Theatre Guide


Music For Lectures/She Dancing
Katye Coe with music by Jonathan Burrows, Francesca Fargion and Matteo Fargion

Music For Lectures invites a series of existing talks on performance to be reimagined in the context of a rock band, which supports, counterpoints and at times overwhelms the speaker.

She Dancing is a talk by Katye Coe spoken after 30 minutes of dancing. It exposes the dancer’s experience as one where rich information is often held in silence.

‘There’s a beguiling mix of the scholarly, the quizzical and the righteously indignant that is unique to Fargion and Burrows…the concentration of their work demonstrates how much expressive power even a small gesture, a tiny variation of tone or rhythm, can possess.’ The Guardian London

Sunday 30th June, 2pm

Hell Hath No Fury
Wendy Houstoun

In the beginning was the word, but soon after that things got complicated.
Wendy Houstoun is in the pulpit.
Songs may be sung, Dances may be done and Transformations may take place. The church of the internet is among us.
Come and help spread the word.

‘A maverick to the tip of her toes, [Houstoun] seems to reinvent herself for each new work…it’s daringly brilliant.’ The Independent

Sunday 30th June, 7.30pm


Jonathan Burrows

Rewriting is the first full-length solo made and performed by Jonathan Burrows.

He rewrites the choreography from a lost performance of his which has never been seen, while re-examining ideas from A Choreographers’ Handbook which he wrote ten years ago. The piece builds a slow map of what choreography may or may not be, in turns doubting and celebratory.

“If Einstein ever pondered on dance, the dance in question would have looked something like the work of Jonathan Burrows.” The Guardian


The Solo Piece
Matteo Fargion

Matteo Fargion’s new translation of Morton Feldman’s score For John Cage, which Jonathan Burrows and he borrowed to make their award winning duo performance Both Sitting Duet in 2002. This time it’s just Matteo man on stage, waiving his arms. And this more lonely counterpoint is now between his voice and the meaningless gestures that he makes.

‘There are few performers who can hold an audience captive like this double act… the timing of every note, shrug, laugh and gesture is awesome. Five stars.’
The Guardian, London