11 questions with the cast of Wild Swans: Joanne Fong

Next up in this series is Joanne Fong, who plays Huifen in Wild Swans. Jo is also the Movement Associate for Wild Swans. She was the winner of Best Female Award by the Critic’s Dance Circle for the role of Natasya Flippovna in Elegy and is an Associate Choreographer for Welsh Dance Projects, Coreo Cymru. She has performed with Rambert Dance Company, Rosas, DV8 Physical Theatre, National Dance Company Wales and many more other dance and theatre companies.

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Tell us about your character
I play Huifen, an oppressed peasant. Powerless. Hard-working Chinese.

Now I understand why my Dad gets worried when I say I want to go into farming. Farming equals peasant.

Favourite word?
Compost.

Proudest moment?
Growing so many courgettes I had to pickle them.

If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Steam / heat – sauna.

If 28 hour days existed, what would you do with the extra four hours?
I would probably sleep to try and catch up.

Favourite holiday?
W. Wales coast.

Weirdest quirk?
Laughing inappropriately.

Favourite play?
Entitled by Quarantine Theatre.

If you had one super power, what would it be?
To have as much energy as when I was 25. I was a superhero.

Favourite midnight snack?
I like crunchy things.

Wild Swans (part of World Stages London) plays at the Young Vic until 13 May. Tickets are sold out but we do get returns… call 020 7922 2922 on the day for availability.

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