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This event is part of Dance Art Foundation's Why Everyone Wants What We've Got research project, two years of performance, events, workshops and residencies speaking up for the critical acumen of dance.
Jonathan Burrows danced with the Royal Ballet for 13 years before leaving to pursue his own choreography. His main focus now is an ongoing series of duets with the composer Matteo Fargion, which have gained an international reputation and continue to tour widely. The two are currently in-house artists at the Nightingale Brighton and their most recent performance Body Not Fit For Purpose had its world premiere as part of the 2014 Venice Biennale. Burrows and Fargion are contributing artists for William Forsythe’s Motionbank website project. Other high profile commissions include work for Sylvie Guillem, Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt and the National Theatre, London. Burrows has been an Associate Artist at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Gent, Belgium, London’s Southbank Centre and Kaaitheater, Brussels. He is a visiting member of faculty at PARTS Brussels and has also been Guest Professor at universities in Berlin, Gent, Giessen, Hamburg and London. A Choreographer's Handbook has sold over 8,000 copies since its publication in 2010 and is available from Routledge Publishing. Burrows is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University. www.jonathanburrows.info
Joe Moran is a choreographer with a wide-ranging practice incorporating touring theatre and gallery works, lecture-performances, and curatorial projects. His work tackles contemporary propositions in dance, performance and critical thought. Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, through which his performance and curatorial work is produced, Joe is a Dance4 Associate Artist and Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist (2015-2018). He is currently completing Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got (2015-2016), a two-year research project speaking up for dance’s critical acumen. Recent commissions and touring include Live Creations, a performance-based exhibition at Delfina Foundation (2016), Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA (2015) the first step in a collaboration with sculptor Eva Rothschild, David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014), Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2013) commissioned by Ordovas for its Bacon/Rodin exhibition, and The Place Prize (2013). His first drawing exhibition, Tracks and Lines was presented at Gallery Lejeune (Oct – Dec 2015). Joe’s recent work Arrangement will have its first stand-alone UK and international tour in 2017.
Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got is curated by Joe Moran and produced by Dance Art Foundation. It is supported by Arts Council England, Block Universe, Chisenhale Dance Space, Dance4, David Roberts Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation, ICA and Sadler's Wells. Image: Jonathan Burrows, photography: Herman Sorgeloos.