Festival Accès Asie in collaboration with Tangente is organizing a discussion between Welsh choreographer and performance artist Jo Fong and five choreographers of Asian origins who live in Montreal.
In an educational effort to create a dynamic dialogue,
the artists Jen Doan, Geneviève La, Roger Sinha, Mariko Tanabe and Léa Tremblay-Fong will have the opportunity to exchange with their European colleague on various topics and shared interests.
This discussion sponsored by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) will take place at the MAI Café on Saturday, May 10th starting at 3pm and will be hosted by Dena Davida, commissioner and cultural mediator, and Khosro Berahmandi, general and artistic director of Festival Accès Asie. They will address the topics of professional experience and identity, the work environment, the challenges that they face in this field and the affect of these issues on their artistic process.
Jo Fong will be in Montreal as part of Tangent’s Dance Roads program. Her work Dialogue will be presented from May 8 to May 10 at Studio Hydro-Québec of the Monument-National. The occasion is a perfect opportunity to create a significant conversation among artists. This event will be open to the artists of the 19th edition of Festival Accès Asie, as well as to artists of Asian origins and people from the dance community who would like to participate in the discussion. It will be a beautiful moment of exchange and sharing!
Jo Fong is a choreographer and a performance artist who is active in the fields of dance, film, theatre and visual arts. Over the last twenty years, her talent has led her to work with several companies such as Rosas, DV8 Physical Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, Mark Bruce Company, Young Vic Theatre, Igloo and Quarantine Theatre. As an independent artist, Fong favours a stimulating approach that is centered on humans and their complexity.
Jo Fong – Choreographer