Jonathan Burrows, one of the most important European choreographers is coming to Monoplay!

Jonathan Burrows, one of the most prominent European choreographers will perform his latest piece Rewriting at this year’s edition of Monoplay festival.

Jonathan Burrows is a renowned and award-winning British choreographer. He started his career as a soloist with The Royal Ballet, where he danced for 13 years before forming his own troupe called Jonathan Burrows Group. For the past 15 years, Burrows has been focused on physical work, primarily collaborating with a composer Matteo Fargion. Their joint work turned out into a great international success. This artistic duo is currently on tour and is performing ten different projects around the world, as well as retrospectives of their own artistic opus. Their collaboration involves primarily dance practice, but goes way back and combines approaches and materials of different performative forms. Other important collaborations include those with Sylvie Guillem, one of the world’s greatest dance artists, the one with William Forsythe Ballet in Frankfurt, and collaboration with National Theatre in London. Burrows is the author of the highly acclaimed edition of Choreographer’s Handbook that sold in more than 15000 copies since its publication in 2010. Burrows is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Dance Research at Coventry University. He has worked as a visiting professor at the universities of Berlin, Ghent, Giessen, Hamburg and London.

At the 12th edition of Monoplay, Burrows will perform the project Rewriting on two occasions. It is an attempt to map out the unknown territory, otherwise known as choreography. The performance was created over two years and it contains some parts of the previously mentioned book Choreographer’s Handbook. To the established and dominant model, which assumes that successful production is the result of a fixed, predetermined idea, Burrows opposes the practice of a slow, random accumulation of meaning that arises during the work process itself.

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