Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion
Burrows and Fargion build with simple, non-spectacular elements, arriving at a deceptive virtuosity that radiates delight. Twelve plastic cows dance, sing, speak, think, sleep, go, come and die. The Cow Piece is a riotous celebration of the limits of logic, where two tables become the staging ground for a series of ritual deaths that have amused and disconcerted audiences all over the world.
… occassionally feeling gloomy during some performance or other, I’ve wished that a fed up theatre goblin would whisk away the show I’m watching and deposit Burrows and Fargion in its place. Deborah Jowitt, Dance Beat, on Cow Piece
It’s all wildly, unclassifiably bonkers … but the timing of every note, shrug, laugh and gesture is awesome. The nonsense has a shining clarity. Judith Mackrell, the Guardian
About the artists:
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion have been in collaboration since 1989, when Burrows met the composer Fargion through connections with the UK International Choreographic Course for Choreographers and Composers. Fargion began immediately to play a vital role in Burrow’s work, composing, choreographing and performing in many pieces. The duo have now given over 250 performances across the world.
Friday 23 May, 20:55
Universal Hall, Findhorn
Running time 30 minutes.
Cow Piece: £10 (adults), £5 (u18) on the door
Festival Pass: £45 / £22.50
Friday Day Pass: £15 / £7.50