Newsletter 2011
Performances:

CHEAP LECTURE AND THE COW PIECE INVITED SO FAR TO THE FOLLOWING CITES, 2009-2011: Maasmechelen (Belgium), Findhorn (Scotland), Brussels, Toronto, Mechelen (Belgium), Amsterdam, Munich, Bremen, Olomouc (Czech Republic), Poznan (Poland), Vienna, Riga, Graz, Florence, Modena, London, Berlin, Milan, Bologna, Utrecht, Brighton, Essen, Madrid, Bergen, Istanbul, New York, Leeds, Lancaster, Paris, Ljubljana and Perth. (See Tour Dates for further information).

BOTH SITTING DUET AT MIGRATIONS FESTIVAL, CAERNARFON, WALES, MARCH 31ST.

JUNE 2011, JONATHAN BURROWS AND MATTEO FARGION REHEARSAL PERIOD FOR NEW PRODUCTION, COUNTING TO ONE HUNDRED: the third part of their second trilogy of duets, which began in 2009 with Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece. The piece will open with informal showings at The Boiler House, Royal Holloway, University of London (June 9), Siobhan Davies Studios, London (July 15), Muffathalle Munich (Aug 6), The Nightingale, Brighton (October 18) and De Montfort University, Leicester (December 2).

Counting To One Hundred is supported by Arts Council England and Kaaitheater, Brussels.

March 7/8 2011, PREMIER OF JONATHAN BURROWS’ AND MATTEO FARGION’S SHOUTING DANCE, KROKUSFESTIVAL HASSELT, Belgium: performed by 9 teenagers aged between 12 and 16.

Shouting Dance will also be performed in Maasmechelen (February 15 2012), Hasselt (February 22/23 2012) and Bruges (February 25 2012).

Shouting Dance is co-produced by the Krokus Festival Hasselt and Dans in Limburg, and supported by the Flemish Ministry.

‘Sparkling freshness predominated in the performance. Burrows & Fargion prove that dancing with and for young people can have artistic quality, which the public, young and old, can genuinely enjoy.’
Tuur Devens, theatermaggezien.be, 22nd March 2011

October 12, PRESS LAUNCH FOR WILLIAM FORSYTHE’S MOTIONBANK PROJECT, FRANKFURT: a web-based project facilitated by the William Forsythe Company, with websites by William Forsythe (Synchronous Objects), Deborah Hay, and Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion. Burrows’ and Fargion’s website will be made in 2012 and launch in 2013. The two artists will also be leading a workshop in Frankfurt as part of the Motionbank project, January 20-22, 2012.


Publications

TANZ MAGAZINE, GERMANY, SERIALISATION OF GERMAN TRANSLATION OF A CHOREOGRAPHER'S HANDBOOK, STARTING NOVEMBER 2010 AND CONTINUING OVER TEN EDITIONS. Translation by Marc Staudacher.

MASKA, SLOVENIA, AUTUMN 2010 EDITION: EXTRACT FROM THE TEXT OF CHEAP LECTURE (available here under 'A Choreographer's Handbook' in the index above).

ETCETERA MAGAZINE, BELGIUM, DECEMBER 2010 EDITION: JONATHAN BURROWS AND ADRIAN HEATHFIELD IN DIALOGUE (available here under 'Talks' in the index above).

K3 - ZENTRUM FÜR CHOREOGRAPHIE, KAMPNAGEL, HAMBURG, 2011 DIARY: WHAT AND HOW A DANCE MIGHT BE, JONATHAN BURROWS INTERVIEWED BY EDITH BOXBERGER ON A CHOREOGRAPHER'S HANDBOOK.

CHOREOGRAPHIC TOOLBOX PROJECT, HAMBURG, CURATED BY GABRIELE KLEIN WITH GITTA BARTHEL AND ESTHER WAGNER, INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN BURROWS, 2011.


Talks and seminars:

January 25th, SARMA SALON, KAAITHEATER, BRUSSELS, TO LAUNCH A CHOREOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK, hosted by Jeroen Peeters and including two talks: Publishing Choreographic Ideas by Dr Scott deLahunta and The Politics of Practical Discourse by Noé Soulier.

February 10, CLOSING EVENT FOR JONATHAN BURROWS’ TWO SEMESTERS AS VALESKA-GERT-PROFESSOR, in the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Free University Berlin, featuring a performance of Cheap Lecture at the Akademie der Künste, and onstage interview with Professor Gabriele Brandstetter.

March 21, TALK BY JONATHAN BURROWS TO LAUNCH A CHOREOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK, AT THE DANSHUIS STATION ZUID, TILBERG, Netherlands: hosted by Guy Cools.




Workshops 2011:

January 2011, JONATHAN BURROWS ONE MONTH WORKSHOP WITH RESEARCH CYCLE STUDENTS AT PARTS, BRUSSELS, culminating in a studio performance for ten dancers.

January 26-28 JONATHAN BURROWS THREE DAY SEMINAR WITH STUDENTS OF MÅRTEN SPÅNBERG, Kaaitheater, Brussels.

February 7-10, JONATHAN BURROWS Spring Semester classes as VALESKA-GERT-PROFESSOR, in the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Free University Berlin

March 10-13, JONATHAN BURROWS FOUR DAY SEMINAR TO LAUNCH A SERIES OF dancEUnion PERFORMANCES AT THE SOUTH BANK CENTRE LONDON, with choreographers from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Greece, Latvia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania and the UK.

April 12-22, JONATHAN BURROWS TWO WEEK EUROPE IN MOTION MENTORING PROJECT FOR THE SPRINGDANCE FESTIVAL, IN COLLABORATION WITH COSMIN COSTINAS: WITH PERFORMANCE OF CHEAP LECTURE AND THE COW PIECE. Europe In Motion is a two year project organised by Bettina Masuch and Springdance Utrecht, taking place in Nottingham (Nottdance, February 2011), Utrecht (Springdance, April 2011), Istanbul (i-Dans, October 2011), Vienna (brutWien, February 2012) and Utrecht (Springdance, April 2012).

July 23/24, JONATHAN BURROWS TWO DAY WORKSHOP FOR IMPULSTANZ, VIENNA.

August 5-7, JONATHAN BURROWS THREE DAY SYMPOSIUM FOR TANZWERKSTAAT EUROPA, MUNICH.

August 15-27, JONATHAN BURROWS LEADS TWO WEEK SADLER’S WELLS SUMMER UNIVERSITY, LONDON: a four year ongoing project, produced by Emma Gladstone for the Sadler's Wells Theatre.

October 1-10, JONATHAN BURROWS TEN DAY EUROPE IN MOTION MENTORING PROJECT FOR THE iDANS FESTIVAL, ISTANBUL, WITH PERFORMANCE OF CHEAP LECTURE AND THE COW PIECE.

October 19, JONATHAN BURROWS ONE DAY WORKSHOP, THE NIGHTINGALE, BRIGHTON.

October 31-November 2, JONATHAN BURROWS THREE DAY WORKSHOP, MOVEMENT RESEARCH, NEW YORK.

December 15-17, JONATHAN BURROWS THREE DAY WORKSHOP, FRANKFURT, AS PART OF THE EUROPEAN STUDY PROGRAMME FOR MFA STUDENTS OF HOLLINS UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA, USA.


Workshops 2012:

February 27-March 3 and May 1-3, JONATHAN BURROWS MASTERCLASS FOR THE KONINKLIJKE ACADEMIE VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN, GENT, BELGIUM.

March 3-11, JONATHAN BURROWS TWO WEEK EUROPE IN MOTION MENTORING PROJECT FOR brutWIEN, VIENNA.

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2012 AND WINTER SEMESTER 2013, JONATHAN BURROWS RETURNS AS GUEST PROFESSOR FOR THE PERFORMANCE STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF HAMBURG UNIVERSITY. He will also mentor student projects during the Summer Semester 2012 and 2013.

August 29, JONATHAN BURROWS WORKSHOP FOR THE WESTERN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS PERTH.

August 30-September 1, JONATHAN BURROWS THREE DAY WORKSHOP FOR STRUT, PERTH.