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Jonathan Burrows / Matteo Fargion

Body Not Fit For Purpose

Part of "OUT OF NOW / DANCE ON Festival"

The work of Burrows and Fargion radiates delight even as it makes the audience think. Over the past 15 years the two artists have built a body of duets which mix the formality of classical music composition with an open and often anarchic approach to performance and audiences, bringing them a worldwide following.
Body Not Fit For Purpose was commissioned by the 2014 Venice Biennale and has been performed widely since. The duet investigates how dance is altered by language, clashing angry titles against empty movement and unravelling the link between meaning and action.
Past dates
March 2018
30 Min.
Choreography/Direction/Music / Cast
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion
Commissioned by the Venice Biennale. Supported by public funding through the National Lottery from Arts Council England. Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion are co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT Zollverein Essen, Sadler's Wells Theatre London and BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen. Premiere: June 2014, Biennale Venedig.

DANCE ON is an initative of DIEHL+RITTER gUG, funded by The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as part of DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON. The DANCE ON Festival is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.