Dancing Houses

In 2001 Jo worked with filmmaker Anton Califano and composer Graham Jeffery to create Dancing Houses for East London Dance. 

The team worked with forty performers aged 14 – 80 to create a site-specific piece at Stratford Circus.

The piece explored the history of the soil on which the building is built and was inspired by their interviews with the man who was responsible for decontaminating the land when the arts centre was built. The land had been a market, a sweet factory, a car factory and a theatre among other things. The team worked with reminiscences of the cast (some of whom remembered the market) and archive footage to create a performed history of the site.