Off Key

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‘off key’ is an integrated dance piece with four dancers and three live musicians. There are two able-bodied dancers, a dancer in a wheelchair, a dancer who is deaf, a drummer, a bass guitarist and a saxophonist. It is a simple love story: a desperate man is helped by unseen, unforeseen forces (cupids from the world beyond, if you like) to find meaning.

This is Malcolm Black, the artistic directors’, debut choreographic piece for stage; stepping away from the roll as performer where he has been a iconic performer for the last 10 years. Black was nominated for Best Newcomer in Contemporary Dance in 2002 by the FNB Dance Indaba.

Acknowledgements:

Phillip Black for his support and time and Mvelaphanda Holdings

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Dance Umbrella would like to thank The Goethe-Institut South Africa for their partnership in making this commissioned work possible.




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

Additional Info

  • Choreographer: Malcolm Black
  • Venue/Time: The Dance Factory , March 2 & 3 @ 18:30
  • Title of Work: Off Key
  • Music: Off Key by Ross Dorkin Musicians: Phillip Black, Ross Dorkins, Gawie
  • Costume Design: none
  • Set Design: none
  • Lighting Design: none
  • Director/Artistic Director: none
  • Dancers/Performers/Cast: Nadine Mckenzie, Mpotseng Shupeng, Andile Vellem
  • Video: none
  • Other: none
  • Company: Remix Dance Company
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