Newsletter 2013
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion are supported by Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT Zollverein Essen, Sadler's Wells Theatre London and BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen.

Burrows and Fargion are currently in-house artists at the Nightingale, Brighton.

Tour dates
Counting To One Hundred and One Flute Note
Brighton, The Nightingale, January 23rd
Lancaster, Nuffield Theatre, January 28
Maasmechelen, CCM, February 6
Brussels, Kaaitheater, February 7/8/9
Plymouth, Peninsular Arts, February 28th
Lausanne, Théâtre Sévelin 36, March 23
Amsterdam, Frascati, March 27/28
Dresden, Hellerau, April 14
Montreal, Usine C, May 11
Modena, VIE Festival Contemporea, June 1
Grenoble, MC2, June 13
Essen, PACT Zollverein, June 22

One Flute Note
Nottingham, NottDance Festival, March 17th
Modena, VIE Festival Contemporea, May 31
Dusseldorf, Tanzkongress 2013, June 8

Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece
Lausanne, Théâtre Sévelin 36, March 22
Beirut, Beirut International Platform of Dance, April 20
Montreal, Usine C, May 9/10

Show And Tell
London, Baylis Theatre at Sadler's Wells, February 25
Modena, VIE Festival Contemporea, June 1

One Flute Note (2012) opened as part of the first night of the 2012 London Dance Umbrella, and is now touring in a double bill with Counting To One Hundred (2011):

Show And Tell (2009/13), first performed in Maasmechelen Belgium in 2009, has been reworked and extended in 2013 for a performance at the Lillian Baylis, Sadler's Wells Theatre, organised in collaboration with the Centre for Performance and Creative Exchange and the Drama Department at the University of Roehampton. The new production lasts one hour, closing with a new 15 minute piece for piano and two voices, which can also be downloaded from Youtube (see links on this website):
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion explore the hidden influences that have led to a growing body of work made together over many years, and in particular their long series of recent duets. Revealing the vital role that mimicry plays in creative process, Burrows and Fargion compose a presentation of formative images and sounds, and in so doing examine what is absorbed and transformed, buried and disclosed, engaged and appropriated in the making of performance works.

In September 2012 Jonathan Burrows curated All The World Likes To Dance To A Beat for Fondation Cartier Paris, including a new sound piece Music for French People, also downloadable from Youtube.

In October 2012 Burrows' was also co-curator with Betsy Gregory of the 2012 London Dance Umbrella festival, chosen by Judith Mackrell in the London Guardian as one of her best dance events of 2012.

Burrows and Fargion are currently collaborating on the William Forsythe Company's Motionbank project, a web-based initiative to create websites focussing on the use of scores in the work of William Forsythe, Deborah Hay and Burrows and Fargion. Filming on the project took place in September 2012, including live filming with audience of a mini-retrospective of their duets in the FrankfurtLAB space, home of the Forsythe Company. The finished website will go live towards the end of 2013.

Burrows' A Choreographer's Handbook has sold 4973 copies to date since publication in 2010.

A Choreographer's Handbook was translated into Slovenian and published by Maska in 2012.

body:language Booklet #4 published by Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion in conversation with dramaturge Guy Cools.

The work of Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion forms part of the focus of What's The Score?, an online project by Sarma, edited by Myriam Van Imschoot and Kristien Van den Brande, 2012, and accessible at

Guest Professorships:
Koninklijke Academy of Fine Arts, Gent, Spring Semester, 2012.

Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen: Autumn and Winter Semesters 2012/13.

Performance Studies Department of Hamburg University, Autumn and Winter Semesters 2012/13.

Honorary Visiting Professor at the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University, 2013-2014.

Seminar on mentoring led by Frank Bock, Jonathan Burrows and Chrysa Parkinson for Independent Dance at the Siobhan Davies Studios London, April 13-14.

Seminar by Jonathan Burrows as part of the Tanzkongress 2013, Dusseldorf, June 9.

Jonathan Burrows' workshops:
Workshop for William Forsythe's Motionbank project in collaboration with Matteo Fargion and Adrian Heathfield, April 16-18 2103.

Teaching at SEAD Saltzburg, May 21-25 2013.

Co-director with Emma Gladstone for the 3rd edition of the 4 year Sadler's Wells Summer University, June 30-July 13 2013.

Workshop with third year students at PARTS Brussels led by Jonathan Burrows and Jan Ritsema, September 2-6 and 23-27.