Colours of Dreams

Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Focuses  on a journey of search for the truth  “coming clean”, purity, healing, growth, newness which can be symbolic of death and new beginnings, individuality and space that define our inner being. The work represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep and while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies, but instead use our mental and spiritual bodies to experience our dreams.

Most of these dreams relates to our current “lesson in life”, we are spirit/soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Have you ever felt like your life is like a play and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand and each time you turn away from it, next time it will be more unpleasant until finally you are forced to acknowledge its importance for your growth?”

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

Additional Info

  • Choreographer: Mdu Mtshali
  • Venue/Time: Dance Factory
  • Title of Work: Colours of Dreams
  • Music: Soundtracks from the movies Passion of Christ, Black Hawk Dawn and What are you doing here...
  • Costume Design: none
  • Set Design: none
  • Lighting Design: none
  • Director/Artistic Director: none
  • Dancers/Performers/Cast: Sanelisiwe Mbutho, Wiseman Mncube, Mthokozisi Zulu, Pinky Qwabe, Thabisile Ngcobo, Bongeka Phungula,Thabiso Radebe, Siphosenkosi Myeni,Thobile Mwelase, Regginald Hoffman, Sizakele Mkhize,Nokuphila Gcabashe, Philani Muthwa
  • Video: none
  • Other: none
  • Company: Durban University of Technology
More in this category: « Mirage Fractured »

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!