Jonathan Burrows

Jonathan Burrows was born in 1960. He started his career as a soloist with the Royal Ballet in London, and 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.  Now he has worked with Matteo Fargion again on The Quiet Dance, which opened in Munich in August 2005 and then travelled to Brussels and London.  Other high profile collaborations 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.   He was an associate artist between 1992-2002 at Kuntencentrum Vooruit in Gent, Belgium,   and an 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.