Ways of Being Together research began in January 2017. Led by Jo Fong and hundreds of collaborators who live in Cardiff, Bristol, London, Manchester, Newport, Glasgow, Cornwall, Leeds, Hull, Shanghai, Brighton, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Llandysul, Swansea, Bangor, Edinburgh and Caernarfon.
“This work is about being present, face to face encounters, touch, listening and forming community. Ways of Being Together is deeply personal and I’m currently struggling with the wonder and frustration that is digital on screen communication. More than ever this work seems important though I’ve no idea how to keep pursuing this given our current and very complicated situation. What I know is the work has made us look at relationships and see and hear people, its interesting how we are choosing to do this now. I know that this project has had an enormous impact on how I live, my hope is that for those involved there is some residue, something from this that helps us to keep connecting authentically, inclusively, with learning, delight, patience and care. I hope you enjoy looking at these links. Forming community, a process in words, pictures and people.” Jo Fong
This work was supported by Fieldwork, Chapter, Arts Council Wales, Arts Council England, Chinese Arts Now, Shoreditch Town Hall, Xintiandi Festival, Hull Dance, King of Asia, Diverse Actions and Surf the Wave.
Groundwork are delighted to offer three paid residencies to dance/movement artists based in Wales, to be completed between September and October. The residency can take many forms; we want it to be shaped by you and your current artistic enquiries. It does not need to be product driven, but can be if that is relevant…