Choreographer Jonathan Burrows shares his current research into new perspectives on action and perception, and how these ideas might alter the way choreography is understood. The talk seeks to re-think a future for choreographic practice, not as a colonising structure, but as an adaptive and felt reflection of human experience, central to the ways in which human beings remember, communicate, imagine and anticipate the world.
Jonathan Burrows is a choreographer whose main focus is an ongoing body of pieces with the composer Matteo Fargion, with whom he continues to perform around the world.
The two men are co-produced by PACT Zollverein Essen and Sadler's Wells Theatre London. His A Choreographer's Handbook has sold over 15,000 copies since its publication in 2010, and is available from Routledge Publishing. Burrows is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University.