Facing Front Artist Talk: Building Performance

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1/3: Both Sitting Duet, 2002. Photo by Herman Sorgeloos. Pictured, from left to right: Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.
2/3: Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece. Photo by Herman Sorgeloos. Pictured, from left to right: Matteo Fargion, Jonathan Burrows.
3/3: Quiet Dance. Photo by Alastair Muir. Pictured, from left to right: Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion.

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion will have spent the week with 35 Philadelphia-based artists, curators, and writers in an intensive workshop on process. This last day of the session will open a window into their work and process, allowing for time to talk formally and informally about how we build performances.

Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Anna Drozdowski, a curator of performance, hosts European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career. Describing what they do as “handmade and human-scale,” the two have built a body of duets which juxtapose the formality of music composition with a radical and open approach to performance, composition and audience.

This session is open to those that are curious, independent of background, training or ability.

Free with RSVP.

References

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Grants & Grantees

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