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.
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.
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.