Jonathan Burrows - CV
RÉSUMÉ
Born Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, 1960.

Soloist with The Royal Ballet (1979-1992).

Performed with the Rosemary Butcher Company (1986-1999).

Burrows is currently engaged with an ongoing body of duets made with composer Matteo Fargion, which began in 2002 with Both Sitting Duet, followed by The Quiet Dance (2005), Speaking Dance (2006), Cheap Lecture (2009), The Cow Piece (2009), Counting To One Hundred (2011), One Flute Note (2012), Show And Tell (2013), Rebelling Against Limit (2013) and Body Not Fit For Purpose (2014). The two men have given performances across 31 countries. Both Sitting Duet won a 2004 New York Dance and Performance 'Bessie' Award, and Cheap Lecture was chosen for the 2009 Het Theaterfestival in Belgium.

He is a visiting member of faculty at P.A.R.T.S, the school of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Brussels, and has also been a Visiting Professor for the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University Of London, the Performance Studies Department of Hamburg University, the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Free University Berlin, the Koninklijke Academie van Schone Kunsten Gent, The Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at Giessen University and the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University London.

A Choreographer’s Handbook was published by Routledge in 2010 and has sold 8,000 copies to date and been translated into German and Slovenian

He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Royal Holloway University of London.



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



TOURING
Since 2002 Burrows and Fargion have given performances in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and the USA.



ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES
In House Artist the Nightingale, Brighton, 2013-

Artist-In-Residence Kaaitheater, Brussels, 2008-2012

Artist-In-Residence The South Bank Centre, London 1998-99

Associate company Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent, Belgium 1992- 2002

Resident company The Place Theatre, London 1992-94



ACADEMIC POSTS
Honorary Visiting Professor in the department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, Roehampton University, 2013-14

Visiting Professor, Institute of Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen, 2012

Visiting Professor Koninklijke Academie van Schone Kunsten Gent, 2012

Visiting Professor, Institute for Theatre Studies at the Free University Berlin, 2010-11

Visiting Professor, Performance Studies Department of Hamburg University, 2009-10 and 2011-12

Visiting Professor, Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2006-2008

Visiting member of faculty P.A.R.T.S, Brussels, 1999-



WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
Since 2002 Jonathan Burrows has led workshops and seminars in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and the USA.

Jonathan Burrows is director of the Sadler's Wells Summer University, a four year summer meeting for 15 to 20 dance and performance artists, now in its second edition

Jonathan Burrows is also co-director with Jonzi D of Breakin Convention's annual Back To The Lab mentoring project for hip hop crews, based at Sadler's Wells Theatre



PUBLICATIONS
Body Not Fit For Purpose, (Performance Research, 2015)

DANSE: An Anthology, edited by Noémie Solomon and including text of Rebelling Against Limit, (Les Presses du Réel. 2014)

body:language Booklet #4 Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion in conversation with dramaturge Guy Cools (Sadler's Wells Theatre, 2013)

WHAT'S THE SCORE?, interview and article on scores edited by Myriam Van Imschoot and Kristien Van den Brande (SARMA website, 2012)

A Choreographer's Handbook, (Routledge, 2010, 8,000 copies sold to date), translations in German (Tanz Magazine 2010) and Slovenian (Maska, 2011)

Jonathan Burrows and Adrian Heathfield in dialogue, (Performance Matters, 2010 - also published in Etcetera Magazine, Belgium, 2010)

Weak Dance Strong Questions, article written with Jan Ritsema, (Performance Research, 2003)

Time, Motion, Symbol, Line, )Eye Magazine, The International Review of Graphic Design, Issue 37 Volume 10, Autumn 2000)

Conversations with Choreographers, (South Bank Centre, London, 1998)

See Articles for full bibliography of magazine profiles and interviews



WORKS
Eleanor And Flora Music, ((30 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley, 2015)

Body Not Fit For Purpose, (30 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, commissioned by the Venice Biennale, 2014)

Rebelling Against Limit, (lecture concert, 40 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2013)

Show And Tell, (lecture concert, 60 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2013)

One Flute Note, (30 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2012)

Counting To One Hundred, (30 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2011)

Holding Them In Front Of You, (30 minutes, in collaboration with Adrian Heathfield, 2010)

Dogheart, (45 minutes, in collaboration with Chrysa Parkinson, 2010)

The Cow Piece, (30 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2009)

Cheap Lecture, (30 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2009)

Speaking Dance, (45 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2006)

The Quiet Dance, (40 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2005)

Both Sitting Duet, (40 minutes, in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2002)

Weak Dance Strong Questions, (50 minutes, in collaboration with Jan Ritsema, 2001)

Singing, (15 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, 1999)

Things I Don’t Know, (50 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, Kevin Volans, 1998)

Quintet, (15 minutes, mus. Tom Johnson, light. Michael Hulls, 1997)

The Stop Quartet, (45 minutes, mus. Kevin Volans, Matteo Fargion, light. Michael Hulls, 1996)

Our, (50 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, light. Tina MacHugh, 1994)

Very, (50 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, light. Peter Mumford, 1992)

Stoics, (45 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, Felix Mendelssohn, 1991)

Dull morning cloudy mild, (50 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, 1989)

Hymns, (50 minutes, 1988)



COMMISSIONS
When In Doubt Duck, (choreographer for writer and director Tine Van Aerschot, Kaaitheater co-production, 2015)

Bakkhai, choreographer with Gillie Kleinman for new Anne Carson translation of Bakkhai, directed by James MacDonald for the Almeida Theatre, London, 2015)

Can I Start Again Please, (outside eye/dramaturge for writer and director Sue MacLaine, a commission for the SICK Festival Brighton, 2015)

The Elders Project, (in collaboration with Matteo Fargion - a Sadler's Wells Theatre commission for the Elixir Festival, 2014)

Everything All At Once Everywhere, (for MapDance, The University of Chichester, 2014)

The Madonna Project, (installation work commissioned by the Venice Biennale and made in collaboration with Matteo Fargion, 2014)

7 Duets, Motionbank Project, (in collaboration with Matteo Fargion - web project curated by the William Forsythe Company, 2011-13)

Shouting Dance, (in collaboration with Matteo Fargion - project for teenagers commissioned by Cultuurcentrum Hasselt and Dans in Limberg, 2010)

On Pleasure – Performance, Theory, Act, (contributions to a performance by Tim Etchells for Tanzquartier Vienna, 2009)

Associate Director, The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other by Peter Handke (The National Theatre, London, 2008)

Schreibstuck, (Thomas Lehman, commissioned by Kaaitheater Brussels, 2007)

Duet, (in collaboration with Akram Khan for Desert Steps, an evening of music by Kevin Volans, 1999)

Other Bodies, (video installation made in collaboration with Wendy Houston and Peter Newman, South Bank Centre, 1999)

Walking/music, (Ballett Frankfurt, 25 minutes, mus. Kevin Volans, light. Michael Hulls, 1997)

Stoics, (The Royal Ballet, 12 minutes, design Craig Givens, 1991)



TALKS
'Resilience' Articulating Dance Knowledges in the 21st Century, keynote address for the UK Conference on Dance in Higher Education, 2015

Migratory Images, symposium curated by Alexandra Balona with Jonathan Burrows, Jeroen Peeters and Miguel Von Hafe Pérez Teatro Municipal do Porto, Portugal, 2015



CURATING
Dance Umbrella 2012 (London festival co-curated with Betsy Gregory)

Remembering British New Dance (a series of seminars co-curated with Ramsay Burt at Siobhan Davies Studio, Sadler's Wells Theatre and Chisenhale Dance Space, London, 2012)

All The World Likes To Dance To A Beat (an evening curated for Fondation Cartier, Paris, 2012)

Parallel Voices (five discussion events conceived and hosted by Jonathan Burrows for Siobhan Davies Studios, 2007, with Jerome Bel, Bojana Cvejic, Siobhan Davies,
Tim Etchells, Matteo Fargion, Adrian Heathfield, Nicholas Hytner, Xavier Le Roy, Kate McIntosh, Katie Mitchell and Lloyd Newson)

As it is (an evening of performances by Dana Casperson, Michael Clark, William Forsythe, Amanda Miller, Paul Selwyn Norton, and Meg Stuart at The South Bank Centre, London, 1998)



FILM WORK
Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance and Speaking Dance (video, dir. Hugo Glendinning, 2009)

Both Sitting Duet (video 45 minutes, dir. Adam Roberts, 2003)

Singing (video 15 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, dir. Adam Roberts, 2003)

The Stop Quartet, (16mm b&w 45 minutes, mus. Kevin Volans, dir. Adam Roberts, 1996)

Blue Yellow, (16mm 12 minutes, mus. Kevin Volans, dir. Adam Roberts, dan. Sylvie Guillem, 1995 as part of Evidentia for France Television)

Hands, (35mm b&w 5 minutes, mus. Matteo Fargion, dir. Adam Roberts, 1995 for the BBC/Arts Council)

Our/film, (16mm b&w 12 minutes, dir. Adam Roberts, 1994)

Very, (16mm b&w 13 minutes, dir. Adam Roberts, 1993)

The Far End of the Garden, (a portrait of Jonathan Burrows, directed by Ross MacGibbon for the BBC/Arts Council, 1992)



AWARDS
Olivier Awards nomination for The Elders Project, 2014

Honorary Doctorate, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2010

Het Theaterfestival award, Belgium, for Cheap Lecture, 2009

Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, for Both Sitting Duet, New York, 2003

Nominated for a South Bank Award, London, for Both Sitting Duet and Singing, 2003

Foundation For Contemporary Performance Arts Award, New York, 2002 in recognition for ongoing contributions to contemporary dance

Prudential Award, London, 1995

Time Out Award, London, 1994

Digital Dance Award, London, 1992