52 Portraits is a year-long online project with filmmaker Hugo Glendinning, produced by Sadler's Well Theatre. Every Monday throughout 2016, a short gestural portrait of a different dancer is released, with Fargion and his daughter Francesca singing their biographies.
Following their opening night performance at Light Moves, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion will discuss 52 Portraits as part of Light Moves Screendance Symposium on Friday 4 November at 11am.
The performance work of Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion radiates delight even as it makes the audience think. Over the past 12 years, the two artists have built a body of work which mixes the formality of classical music composition with an open and often anarchic approach to performance and audiences, combining intellectual rigour with unexpected humour, bringing them a worldwide following.
Praise for 52 Portraits
"A lovely project - simple in format, rich in potential... An impressionistic portrait of the profession" - The Guardian