Matteo Fargion studied composition with composers Kevin Volans and Howard Skempton. He has been a close collaborator of Jonathan Burrows for 28 years, sharing equally the conception, creation and performance of their work, including 11 duets and several larger-scale works.
He has also collaborated extensively with other choreographers, most notably his long association with Siobhan Davies, and his recent collaborations with Mette Edvardsen (Oslo, Penelope Sleeps) Andrea Spreafico (Vive la Phrance, We Have To Dress Gorgeously) and Claire Croize (Flowers). His collaborations with Karl Jay-Lewin include Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music and Extremely Pedestrian Chorales. Fargion has also developed a composition workshop for dancers, which continues to be invited widely internationally.
Photo by Flavio Romualdo Garofano and Elly White.