Five Duets

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

21. September, 19.30 Uhr
»Cheap Lecture« und »The Cow Piece«
22. September, 19.30 Uhr
»Speaking Dance« und »Counting To One Hundred«
23. September, 19.30 Uhr
»Both Sitting Duet«

23. September, 20.15 Uhr
Post talk with Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion und William Forsythe
Moderation: Scott deLahunta

Burrows and Fargion describe what they do as ›handmade and humanscale‹. They build with simple, non-spectacular elements but arrive often at a deceptive virtuosity, radiating delight even as it makes the audience think. Over the past ten years the two artists have built a body of duets which juxtapose the formality of music composition with a radical and open approach to performance and audiences. These duets form the basis of one of Motion Bank’s online digital score projects, giving Frankfurt audiences a unique opportunity to see a retrospective of the work. This is the third performance in the Motion Bank Guest Performance Series.

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion are supported by Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT Zollverein Essen, Sadler’s Wells Theatre London and Teatergarasjen Bergen. »Cheap Lecture« was commissioned by Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen and Dans in Limburg and first performed at the Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen. »The Cow Piece« was co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels and supported by the Flemish Ministry of Culture. »Both Sitting Duet« and »Counting To One Hundred« were supported by Arts Council England.

Frankfurt LAB is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, by the Foundation Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main and by the BHF-BANK-Foundation.

Motion Bank is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts, the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and Ms. Susanne Klatten.