Newsletter 2014
Burrows and Fargion are touring widely with all of their duets to date, including the original trio of performances, Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance and Speaking Dance, which delight and challenge experienced and new audiences, often in combination with newer work. The duo have been focussing particularly at the moment on showings of Cheap Lecture, The Cow Piece, Counting To One Hundred and One Flute Note (one of the highlights of the 2013 German Tanzkongress), recent pieces which create radically different worlds from the borrowed shape of John Cage's Lecture On Nothing.

Since January 2013 the duo have performed in Brighton, Lancaster, Massmechelen (Belgium), Brussels, Plymouth, Nottingham, Lausanne, Amsterdam, Dresden, Beirut, Montreal, Modena, Dusseldorf, Grenoble, Essen, Vienna, Fosdinovo (Italy), Bergen, Nuremberg, Zagreb, Cambridge, Munich, Lucca, London, Berlin and Royal Holloway University of London. These dates included a rare visit to Beirut, a performance in a castle in Italy, the 2013 German Tanzkongress and substantial retrospectives in Bergen and Montreal.

In 2014 they will tour so far to Brighton, Derby, Leicester, London, Chichester, Coventry, Brussels, Krakow, Stockholm, Potsdam, Findhorn (Scotland), Ljubljana, Venice, Saltzburg, St Etienne, Copenhagen, Chile and Utah.

It is part of the philosophy of this work that the pieces are adaptable to widely varying spaces, being presented in different combinations according to circumstance and with each piece performed as new every time.

Burrows and Fargion also present this year a diptych of lecture concerts made in 2013, beginning with Show And Tell which is a meditation on influence focussing on performance itself, and followed by Rebelling Against Limit which explores the joys and fallibility of structure. These events can be staged alone or together.




At the invitation of the Venice Biennale, the two artists are currently developing plans for a new creation provisionally titled Body Not Fit For Purpose. The Biennale has also commissioned The Madonna Project, a new gallery piece for choir and voices.

7 Duets is a new Burrows and Fargion website researching aspects of their work using newly developed digital technology, launched recently as part of William Forsythe's Motionbank website project alongside sites focussing on the work of Forsythe, Deborah Hay, Bebe Miller and Thomas Hauert - scores.motionbank.org/jbmf/#/set/sets

Both artists continue to lead international workshops, and this year Burrows is Honorary Visiting Professor at the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University London, a Guest Professor at the Koninklijke Academy of Fine Arts Gent and a workshop leader at HZT Berlin and DanceLAB in Seoul, South Korea. Burrows has also been mentor alongside Jonzi D on Breakin Convention's two week Back To The Lab hip hop coaching event at Sadler's Wells Theatre London, and will direct the fourth year of the Sadler's Wells Summer University. Burrows and Fargion will both lead workshops for Hollins University and will perform and teach in the Autumn at the University of Utah.

Burrows' A Choreographer's Handbook has sold 7,000 copies to date, and the text of the lecture concert Rebelling Against Limit will be published this year in in DANSE: An Anthology, edited by Noémie Solomon for Les Presses du Réel.

Other collaborations include a short film by Burrows and Amin Weber made as part of Falcon!, a new performance by Janez Janša and Iztok Kovač, which premiered in September2013. He has also spent a day with the Dad Dancing project, led by Rosie Heafford, Alexandrina Hemsley and Helena Webb alongside their dads Adrian, David and Andy.

Burrows and Fargion are supported 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. Please contact Nigel Hinds for further information - hinds.nigel@gmail.com