Jonathan Burrows

Jonathan Burrows is a choreographer and dancer. He started his career as a soloist with the Royal Ballet in London but formed the Jonathan Burrows Group in 1988 to present his own work. The company travelled widely and gained an international reputation with pieces such as ‘Stoics’ (1991), ‘Very’ (1992), ‘Our’ (1994), ‘The Stop Quartet’ (1996) and ‘Things I Don’t Know’ (1997). In 2001 he presented ‘Weak Dance Strong Questions’, a collaboration with the Dutch theatre director Jan Ritsema, followed in 2002 by ‘Both Sitting Duet’ with the composer Matteo Fargion. These pieces toured to 14 and 17 countries respectively, including Brazil, Canada, Japan and the USA.

Jonathan Burrows' latest piece with Matteo Fargion, The Quiet Dance, opened in Munich in August 2005. Other high profile collaborators include Sylvie Guillem’s performance of his choreography in Adam Robert’s film ‘Blue Yellow’ in 1996, and his invitation in 1997 to choreograph for William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. Jonathan was an associate artist 1992- 2002 at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Gent, Belgium, and was Artist-In-Residence at London’s South Bank Centre 1998/9. In 2002 Jonathan was given an award by the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts In New York, in recognition for his ongoing contributions to contemporary dance. ‘Both Sitting Duet’ was the winner of a 2003 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award.




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