A weekend of performances: Words and Actions from Jonathan Burrows, Katye Coe, Francesca and Matteo Fargion, Wendy Houstoun, Charlie Morrissey
Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm
What’s Not There
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
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
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’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