Jo Fong: An Invitation...to Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

September 2, 2014 4:55 PM

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Very much a work in progress, Jo Fong's An Invitation... is an experimental dance theater piece, which depends heavily on the dynamics of the audience. The piece certainly works when half the audience is made up of dancers with grace and rhythm and choreographers with vision and imagination. But for us poor, passive sods called dance spectators, being invited to take center stage is equivalent to being asked to jump off a cliff, no matter with or without a bungee cord.

Deep immersion in the experience of an evolving work is a fascinating journey but it depends heavily on what each spectator can positively contribute to the process. It's a gamble.

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