Wednesday, 09 February 2011 17:20

Shift

Shift is a dance performance that will explore issues of sexuality, masculinity, stereotypes and negative perceptions endured by sports women in South Africa.

In doing so, the dance will commemorate the life of sports women more especially, the women who have managed to stand up against the patriarchal status quo that exists within our societies. Women who have managed to rise against the inequalities and discrimination that exist against women who are seen as different.

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011

Dance Umbrella 2011 will be presented by the Dance Forum in association with the National Arts Council, Goethe-Institut South Africa, Rand Merchant Bank and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) from February 24 to March 6 2011. Venues this year include the Wits Theatre complex in Braamfontein, the UJ Arts Centre in Auckland Park, Goethe on Main, inner city Joburg and the Dance Factory in Newtown.

Published in Festival Info 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 11:56

Dance Umbrella 2011 – Master Classes offered

Dance Umbrella 2011 is scheduled to run from February 24 to March 6, 2011. The venues will include Wits Theatre, The Dance Factory, the Goethe on Main and UJ Arts Centre. For ten days Johannesburg will be engulfed by contemporary dance.

Published in Festival Info 2011

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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