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Thinking Choreography

Maska, Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities and Cankarjev dom invite you to a four-day event
Thnikging Choreography

Upon the publication of A Choreographer's Handbook by the British choreographer and dancer Jonathan Burrows co-published by Maska and Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities we organise a four-day gathering with one of the most interesting and original protagonists in the field of contemporary dance over the last decade.

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 8pm

Cankarjev dom – Kosovel Hall, Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana
Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

From Wednesday, March 21st, to Friday, March 23rd 2012, from 12 noon to 5 pm

Rezidenčni center Cankarjeva – Studio Cepetka, Cankarjeva 5, Ljubljana
Writing Dance
Workshop by Jonathan Burrows
Applications for the workshop and information: Javni sklad Republike Slovenije za kulturne dejavnosti, Štefanova 5, 1000 Ljubljana, T: +3386 1 24 10 522 (Nina Meško), Fax: +3386 1 24 10 510; e-mail: [email protected]

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 6 pm

Knjigarna Konzorcij, Slovenska cesta 29, Ljubljana
A Choreographer’s Handbook
Discussion on the book
The discussion will be moderated by Katja Čičigoj and Rok Vevar.

A Choreographer's Handbook can be purchased in larger bookshops across Slovenia. The workshop participants will receive a free copy of the book!

The project was funded by: Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana Municipality and the European Union within  "External Actions of the European Union" / BCC programme


About the artist

Jonathan Burrows danced with the Royal Ballet for 13 years, rising to the rank of soloist, before leaving in 1991 to pursue his own choreography. Since 2001 he has concentrated on one to one collaborations with other artists, who would share the conception, making, performing and administrating of the work. His first collaboration was Weak Dance Strong Questions (2001), made with the theatre maker and performer Jan Ritsema, which toured to 14 countries. This was followed by a series of duets with Matteo Fargion, beginning in 2002 with Both Sitting Duet, followed by The Quiet Dance (2005), Speaking Dance (2006). Cheap Lecture (2009) and The Cow Piece (2009). The two men have now given over 200 performances across 28 countries. Both Sitting Duet won a 2004 New York Dance and Performance 'Bessie' Award, and Cheap Lecture was chosen for the 2009 Het Theaterfestival in Belgium. Other high profile commissions include Sylvie Guillem and William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt, and in 2008 he was Associate Director for Peter Handke's The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other at the National Theatre, London. Burrows has been an Associate Artist at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Gent, Belgium (1992- 2002), London’s South Bank Centre (1998/9) and Kaaitheater Brussels (2008 -). In 2002 he received an award from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts In New York, in recognition for his ongoing contributions to contemporary dance. He is a visiting member of faculty at P.A.R.T.S, and is also Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University Of London, Hamburg University and the Free University Berlin. 'A Choreographer's Handbook' (2010) by Jonathan Burrows is available from Routledge Publishing.

Read more at http://www.jonathanburrows.info/

Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece


Writing Dance


— 20-03-2012 : Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece - Performances
Cankarjev dom – Kosovel Hall, Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana
Maska & Cankarjev dom

— 21-03-2012 : Writing Dance - Workshop by Jonathan Burrows
Rezidenčni center Cankarjeva – Studio Cepetka, Cankarjeva 5, Ljubljana
Maska & JSKD