Hotel

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‘Hotel’ featuring compositions by Philip Miller and costumes by Robyn De Klerk, is a multi-layered, dance theatre work using Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem of the same name as an starting point. People, thoughts and ideas check-in and check-out, some linger and occupy, whilst some depart as quickly as they arrive. It is an uncontrollable place which is sometimes real and then again, sometimes only in our subconscious.

Our mind becomes our hotel, a place which can be shrouded in secrecy and anonymity. Welcome to the ‘Hotel’ of the mind!

Mark Hawkins would personally like to thank the following:

The Creative Team for their continuous belief and adding their creative expertise to this project. Robert Whitehead, Vanessa Cooke, Mary-Ann Mottram, BUZ Publicity, Diane Willis, and the MIDM Management & Staff for their untiring support and assistance during the creation of this work. The dancers for their commitment, inspiration, dedication, creative input and complete trust during the creation of ‘HOTEL’. The Dance Umbrella Management, Staff and Funders.

Acknowledgements:

Special thanks to National Arts Council, Rand Merchant Bank, Anglo American and National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund

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Below is a video compilation of excerpts from the Dance Umbrella Performance
 

Additional Info

  • Choreographer: Mark Hawkins in collaboration with the MIDM dancers
  • Venue/Time: THE WITS THEATRE, FEB 28 & MARCH 1 @ 20:30.
  • Title of Work: Hotel
  • Music: Philip Miller (selections from his recordings: Shona Malanga CD, Music from the Films of William Kentridge CD, The sound track to the film, Max and Mona), Arrangement of Ave Maria with Neo Muyanga. Translation by Neo Muyanga
  • Costume Design: Robyn De Klerk
  • Set Design: Andrew Botha
  • Lighting Design: Julian August
  • Director/Artistic Director: none
  • Dancers/Performers/Cast: Sonia Thandazile Radebe, Thembekile Hope Setiabi, Muzi Macaleni Shili, Thandiwe Winnie Tshabalala, Sunnyboy Motau and Fana Albert Tshabalala, Julia Zenzie Burnham and Teboho Letele (aspirant dancers)
  • Video: Projections & AV: Karen Logan of Amehlo Production
  • Other: Philip Miller (selections from his recordings: Shona Malanga CD, Music from the Films of William Kentridge CD, The sound track to the film, Max and Mona), Arrangement of Ave Maria with Neo Muyanga. Translation by Neo Muyanga
  • Company: commissioned by Moving into Dance Mophatong

Other Highlights

  • Fringe Programme: Saturday, February 26 from 14:00 @ The Wits Theatre: A programme of new works from young up and coming professional choreographers that will give you a view into the future!!
  • Stepping Stones a wonderful celebration of the wide diversity of South African dance!! Sunday, February 27 from 10:00 at the Wits Theatre.
  • Site Specific work by Alan Parker called Retrospective: Altered Daily: you will feel his presence all over the Dance Umbrella!!
  • Dance Writers Workshop: In partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, a workshop for dance writers will be facilitated by Zingi Mkefa. Dance articles by the participants and other selected journalists will be written for The Citizen CitiVibe for the special Dance Umbrella 2011 editions!
  • Master Classes: a series of master classes facilitated by internationally renowned teacher/dancers, will take place during the Dance Umbrella: watch the press for more information!
  • DO WE NEED COCA COLA TO DANCE: A documentary about contemporary dance in Africa!! The Dance Factory: Sunday, February 27 @ 15:00. Created and produced by Qudus Onikeku from Nigeria.
  • Celebrating the life of Pina Bausch: A series of films about the legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch will be shown in partnership with the Goethe- Institut South Africa. Watch press for details!

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