Burrows & Fargion — One Flute Note & Body Not Fit For Purpose

2 & 3 Feb 2015

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion have been invited around the world with their unique brand of humour and intellectual rigour, radiating delight even as they make the audience think.

Collaborators for 25 years, the two artists clash the formality of classical music composition with an open and often anarchic approach to performance, bringing them an international following. In this one hour performance they present two recent pieces.

One Flute Note is a meditation on memory and music, which generates accumulating worlds of sound and action out of a single event. Body Not Fit For Purpose is their first overtly political work, commissioned by the 2014 Venice Biennale and taking as its starting point the uselessness of dancing to express anything of any real concern and at the same time the inherent, gloriously foolish radicality of the attempt.

“There's a beguiling mix of the scholarly, the quizzical and the righteously indignant that is unique to Fargion and Burrows”
The Guardian on Body Not Fit For Purpose

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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