Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion

04 October 2014 Published in News and Announcements

Visiting Artists Jonathan Borrows and Matteo Fargion

The University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, in conjunction with the Kingsbury Hall Presents Subscription Series, the McMurrin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program, and the Council of Dee Fellows, are pleased to invite you to a unique performance Friday, November 7 @ 7:30 pm.

Dancer/choreographer Jonathan Burrows and musician Matteo Fargion have spent the last ten years exploring the delicate boundaries between music and dance. Together they have built a body of duets that juxtapose the formality of music composition with a radical and open approach to performance and audiences. Performing together, they radiate delight even as their work makes audiences think. The evening’s program will include the duo’s Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece.

  • $20 general admission tickets are available at KINGTIX.COM.
  • $5 tickets for U of U students are available at the Kingsbury Hall Box Office
  • Tickets may also be purchased at Marriott Center for Dance Box Office 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Also as part of Burrow’s and Fargion’s visit to the University of Utah, they will be offering a a performance and lecture Tuesday, November 4 from 10:00 – 11:30 am, in Studio 240 Marriott Center for Dance. The duo will perform Both Sitting Duet and the lecture Rebelling Against Limit, followed by a Q & A session.

This Tuesday, November 4 event is open to the entire University of Utah population and free to all with generous support from the McMurrin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program and the Council of Dee Fellows.

Jonathan Burrows began his dance career at the Royal Ballet in England. He presented his first evening-length choreographic work, Hymns, in 1988 and he began his long collaboration withcomposer Matteo Fargion in 1989. Burrow’s book, A Choreographer’s Handbook, was published by Routledge in 2010.

Matteo Fargion began studying classical guitar prior to entering the University of Natal where he studied under composer Kevin Volans. Following graduation, he moved to Europe where he had numerous formative professional experiences across musical genres. These artistic explorations lead him to contemporary dance, and to his long standing collaboration with Jonathan Burrows.