Perform Us

A collaboration with Shift Dance Company. Supported by The Place

Self-Characterised (working title) is a dance film created in collaboration with choreographer Lucy Evans and Shift Dance Company; The Place's, senior youth dance company.

Developed over several weeks of choreography and rehearsals, and filmed in Tavistock Square, London, the film will be ready for release in early August 2021. 


Click here to find out more about Shift Dance Company.

One Dance UK Young Creatives

In partnership with One Dance UK

Young Creatives is a national programme managed by One Dance UK. As part of the programme, young choreographers benefit from workshops with industry professionals with the end goal of creating a final dance work.

Between March and July 2021, the 2020 cohort have been working with Jo to create their own dance films. Following initial training and workshops in choreography for camera and filming processes, the young creatives developed their own film treatments and had individual tutorials with Jo throughout their process. Following filming, they collaborated with Jo to edit the work.

The completed films will be screened at 2-3.30pm in The Young Choreographers Showcase Screening, as part of U.Dance Festival on Saturday 17 July 2021.


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H2Dance - Hanna Gillgren

A collaboration with H2Dance, supported by Arts Council England

Through July to September, Jo will be working with Hanna Gillgren, co-director of H2Dance, to explore and research the potential of digital practices within the company's work. This project is supported by ACE's Developing Your Artistic Practice fund. 


Providing professional mentorship throughout the rehearsal process of a brand new work, followed by reflection, training and investigation in the editing and post-production phase, Jo will work with Hanna to discover how dance film practices might impact future projects. 

Their investigations together will culminate in an experimental dance film which will sit as a sister work to the live piece.

A Love Letter to Varnam

A collaboration with Divya Kasturi Company, in partnership with Laban

​A love letter to Varnam is a sister work to the live stage show, To Varnam... with Love, developed and performed by Divya Kasturi Company. 

Made using documentation footage from live performance at Warwick Arts Centre, video projection images used in the show (by John-Marc Gowans), and new footage featuring 3rd year contemporary dancers Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

The film will be released in Summer/Autumn 2021.

A love letter to Varnam is part of Divya Kasturi Company's strand, Our Varnam, which celebrates Baratanatyam dance and aims to pass understanding of classical Indian dance and music practices to new generations and more diverse bodies.

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The Place Partner Schools Programme

In partnership with The Place

As part of The Place's Partner Schools Programme 20-21, Jo is working with the delivery team to film and edit video performances of dance pieces created by teachers and their students at primary schools across Camden. The films will be made available to the schools and parents. 

We want young people living and learning in Camden to connect with The Place. We want them to explore and enjoy dance as makers, performers and viewers. (The Place)

Click here to find out more about the Partner Schools Programme.

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Camden Alive! 2021

In partnership with Love Camden, The Place and Motion Dance Collective

Camden Alive is a programme of arts and cultural events that celebrates the people of Camden. Sharing Camden's diverse heritage through creativity, Camden Alive captures the sights, sounds and spirit of the borough and what it means to live and work in Camden. The stores of the neighbourhoods unfold and are showcased by the creation of the virtual Camden People's Museum. The museum illuminates and animates these stories, revealing the vibrant individual and collective culture of Camden.

Working alongside Omari 'Motion' Carter of Motion Dance Collective, through Spring 2021 Jo will be training and mentoring young people in Camden through the process of developing their own screendance works for exhibition in the virtual museum.


Rebel Rebel

A collaboration with Anthony Van Laast and Roman Green

A short dance film.


This isn’t rebellion for rebellion’s sake.


It’s a story about how beauty can be born from rebellion - about how embracing it's energy can set us free and provide comfort in times of unimaginable pain.

A solo dance film with direction by Roman Green and choreography led by world renowned film and television choreographer, Anthony Van Laast. 

Put on hold due to the pandemic, the work is due to be completed in 2021.

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Window of Tolerance

A collaboration with Phil Taylor

Window of Tolerance is an experimental dance film, co-directed and co-edited by Jo Cork and Phil Taylor, with choreographed by Jo Cork, and cinematography by Phil Taylor.

The work explores the demise of, what in hindsight, might seem a comfortable life by comparison to current circumstances. Taking inspiration from news reports and interviews, social media posts and viral internet content, the duo express the confusion, despair and morbid hilarity of coping with world events such as Trump, Brexit, and now inevitably, Covid-19. 


Put on hold due to the pandemic, the work is due to be completed in 2021.


AVH AudioVisualHaptic

Supported by Studio Wayne McGregor


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AVH is a collaboration between Jo Cork, Ava Agakouchak and Bartosz Szafranski.


Supported by Studio Wayne McGregor, AVH is a research project that will seek to discover and manifest the bodily experiences of viewing screendance work, manifesting them within new wearable haptics technology to create an innovative, exciting and unique viewing experience.

Through AVH, we hope to expand understanding of sensorial experience and of our bodily connection to digital media.

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