Facing Front: The Duets of Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion
Quiet Dance. Photo by Alastair Muir. Pictured, from left to right: Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion.
Counting to One Hundred. Photo by Herman Sorgeloos. Pictured, from left to right: Matteo Fargion, Jonathan Burrows.
Both Sitting Duet, 2002. Photo by Herman Sorgeloos. Pictured, from left to right: Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.
Both Sitting Duet, 2002. Photo by Herman Sorgeloos. Pictured, from left to right: Matteo Fargion, Jonathan Burrows.
Drozdowski, a curator of performance, will host European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career. The pair's complex, virtuosic works combine movement, text, and sound, incorporating humor and wit while retaining a predominant sense of formality. Drozdowski will present eight performances from Burrows and Fargion over two weeks, reflecting the arc of their 13-year collaboration. She will also publish a catalog that serves as a "living archive" of the artists' careers, featuring essays, photos, scores, interviews, and commentaries. Respected across Europe as educators, Burrows and Fargion will conduct a series of workshops for local composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, and directors. Bowerbird, a Philadelphia organization dedicated to experimental music and related art forms, will co-produce the June 2015 performances.
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