Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:45

Mixed Bill

Gates of Hell by Fana Tshabalala, uncle stans jane and john doe by Mari-Louise Basson, Imbokodo by Mdu Mtshali & Unknown Equation by Ivan Teme.
Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Monday, 19 December 2011 10:20

Double Bill - The more - Just we

The More… by Sifiso E. Kweyama & Just we by Moeketsi Koena.

Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:54

Dirty Laundry

Dirty laundry should be dealt with immediately otherwise it piles up, becomes overwhelming and ends up becoming everyone’s problem.
Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 16:07

Exit/Exist

The core of this piece is memory; rephrasing the notion of existence and the notion of simply existing in order to exist. Exit/Exist takes a moment to pause; to look back; to rewind the tape to the days when the tapestry of South Africa was about the collision of biographies.
Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 19:03

Fractured

“The choreographer is inspired by the saying ‘Don’t judge the book by its cover’ the choreographer believes that the reality or truth of everyone and everything lies inside, in the place where one would usually never think of looking. Hence the piece explores movements and places that make everything to be what it is”.

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 17:31

Redha's Giselle

Redha’s Giselle is set in Apartheid South Africa and is very loosely based on the classic ballet where boy meets girl: Giselle. In Redha’s Giselle however, the boy in question is on the oppisite side of the colour divide, and love all but runs smoothly! Their youthful and innocent love results in conflict, violence and even death.

Tshwane Dance Theatre in funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

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Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 14:19

Hotel

‘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.

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 14:01

I Think It's Hamlet...

This newest creation by the acclaimed Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative under the directorship of award winning choreographer PJ Sabbagha features a company of 10 dancers including the riveting Dada Masilo, Lulu Mlangeni, Ivan Teme, Songezo Mcillizeli and Nicholas Aphane.

The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative is funded by The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and The National Arts Council

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Published in Dance Umbrella 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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