DIG 2015 - Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion

DIG 2015 - Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion
Date 25th - 26th Apr 2015 Price £11/£8 All ages Location Tramway

Situated somewhere between dance, music, live art and comedy, the work of Burrows and Fargion radiates delight even as it makes the audience think. Over the past twelve 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.

25 April: Both Sitting Duet and Body Not Fit For Purpose  
Both Sitting Duet was the piece that made their reputation back in 2002, setting the tone for an original mix of humour and fierce intelligence that marks out what they do. In Glasgow they'll follow it with their newest performance Body Not Fit For Purpose, which clashes an angry politics against the empty joy of dancing, unravelling the link between meaning and action and raising questions in the midst of our laughter.

Both Sitting Duet and Body Not Fit For Purpose are supported by public funding through the National Lottery from Arts Council England.


26 April: Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece 
Cheap Lecture initiates a game with the structure of John Cage's Lecture On Nothing, at once a homage to and questioning of a way of thinking that has underpinned so much dance and performance in the last thirty years.

It's followed by The Cow Piece, which restages the lecture as a riotous celebration of the limits of logic, where two tables become the staging ground for 12 plastic cows who dance, sing, speak, think, sleep, go, come and die in a series of ritual executions which have delighted and disconcerted audiences around the world. 

 Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion are co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT Zollverein Essen, Sadler's Wells Theatre London and BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen.

Burrows and Fargion are currently in-house artists at the Nightingale, Brighton England.