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On Rhythm and Choreography - Jonathan Burrows, Choreographer

Rhythm is a Dancer? On Rhythm, Movement and Choreography

Organised by: MA Choreography and Performance, ATW, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen in collaboration with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

„Choreography is about manipulating events in time and space. It's one of the greatest qualities of dance as an art form that it's so willing to explore what this might mean, both in terms of dancing, but also in a wider sense. It keeps the form very experimental in a marvelous way.“, states choreographer Jonathan Burrows in one of his interviews. In his lecture he will speak about the relationship between rhythm and choreography, especially in the connection to his work with Matteo Fargion. With him they created a series of structured and rhythmical performances, which opened new understanding what a score can be in contemporary choreography.

Jonathan Burrows danced with the Royal Ballet for 13 years before leaving to pursue his own choreography. His main focus now is an ongoing series of duets with the composer Matteo Fargion, which have gained an international reputation and continue to tour widely. ‘A Choreographer's Handbook’ has sold over 8,000 copies since its publication in 2010 and is available from Routledge Publishing. Burrows is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University.

Aufführungen

19.05.2016, 18.00 Uhr, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Waldschmidtstrasse 4, Frankfurt