Jo Fong is a director, choreographer and performer based in Cardiff. She works in dance, film, theatre, opera and the visual arts. She has performed with DV8 Physical Theatre, Rosas (Belgium) and Rambert Dance Company. Recent collaborations include work with Wendy Houstoun, Deborah Light, Unfinished Business, Skye Reynolds, National Theatre Wales, Welsh National Opera, Hull Dance and Quarantine. Jo is a Peilot Associate Artist with Chapter Arts Centre, Research Associate with SE Dance and Associate Artist with Chinese Arts Now (CAN).
Sonia Hughes, who lives in the Colne Valley in Yorkshire, is primarily a writer but has worked as a performer, director and dramaturg within theatre. She has collaborated with Quarantine on several shows, including: Entitled; Susan & Darren; Make-Believe; Old People, Children and Animals; and English. As well as other practitioners Juliet Ellis (director, actor), Jane Mason (choreographer), Mem Morrison (performance artist, director), and Max Webster (director).
Together, Jo and Sonia collaborate on artistic events that explore the power of conversation, authentic encounters and finding ways to form community.
They were resident in Quarantine’s Tenancy house on the border of Manchester and Salford, UK from 1 – 4 and 8 – 11 November 2018. During this time they invited neighbours to join them on walks of the area and explored topics of neighbourliness and community in curated conversations at the house. This work formed part of the development of their piece Neither Here Nor There, which is touring the UK in 2019.