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Performance: Both Sitting Duet and Body Not Fit For Purpose

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)

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Performance: Both Sitting Duet and Body Not Fit For Purpose

By Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion

Tuesday 2 May, 7pm

 

The work of Burrows and Fargion radiates delight even as it makes the audience think. Over the past ten years the two artists have built a body of duets which mix the formality of classical music composition with an open and often anarchic approach to performance and audiences, bringing them a worldwide following.

Both Sitting Duet was the piece that made their reputation back in 2002, setting the tone for an original mix of humour and fierce intelligence that marks out what they do. On the first night in Sydney they'll follow it with their newest performance Body Not Fit For Purpose. Commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2014, the piece clashes an angry politics against the empty joy of dancing, unravelling the link between meaning and action and raising questions in the midst of our laughter. Duration one hour no interval.

After the presentations there will be a 20 minute conversation with the audience (this is not an artist Q and A but rather something developed as integral to the work).

'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

'…occasionally feeling gloomy during some performance or other, I’ve wished that a fed-up theater goblin would whisk away the show I’m watching and deposit Burrows and Fargion in its place.' Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat, New York

A DANCE SITES PROJECT, in partnership with DANCEHOUSE (MELBOURNE) and STRUT (PERTH). 


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. 
Management: Nigel Hinds – nigel@nigelhinds.co.uk

 

More information at:
http://www.jonathanburrows.info/
http://scores.motionbank.org/jbmf/#/set/sets
http://52portraits.co.uk/

 

Photo: Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Body Not Fit For Purpose. Photo Ben Parks

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The Drill Hall
1C New Beach Road
Darling Point, NSW 2027
Australia

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)


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Critical Path is a choreographic research and development centre for dance artists in New South Wales, Australia, based at The Drill, a large rehearsal space on the harbour in central Sydney.
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