Burrows and Fargion: Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece

Cheap Lecture is a translation of John Cage's Lecture On Nothing, presented as a rhythmic spoken performance set to music. In a rant about empty hands, audience, time, repetition and dancing, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion reflect upon and continue the journey begun in their earlier trilogy of work, Both Sitting Duet (2002), The Quiet Dance (2005) and Speaking Dance (2006).

The Cow Piece repeats the same structure. Using objects, text, movement and sound, it is a chaotic meditation upon dance, music and mortality. With philosophy and wit, the two artists reflect on their work, drawing us outwards into a series of unforeseen images and digressions.

Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece have so far been invited to 28 countries around the world, and Cheap Lecture was selected for the 2009 'best of the year' Het Theaterfestival in Brussels.

There are few performers who can hold an audience captive like this double act... the timing of every note, shrug, laugh and gesture is awesome. [Five stars]
The Guardian

Event Details

Approx 60 mins
Nuffield Theatre
Age Restriction:
To see this event you must be 11 or over
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion present: 'Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece'