Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:05

Vumbi - Dust

“Vumbi is a Swahili word for “Dust”. Swahili language existed long before the interaction of the Arabs and Africans. Swahili in the ancient times was widely spoken in central African parts including Cameroon, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and along the coastlines of Indian Ocean. The interaction between Asians and Africans only evolved the language.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 20:38

Russians and Chips

An Installation Piece “Deals with the agony related to domestic violence. It reveals the emotions that women undergo when trapped in this severe abusive environment.”

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 20:16

Right Inside

"Right inside” illustrates the life of a man who undergoes many challenges due to obstacles faced during his path life. The work exhibits the affect that these obstacles placed on him and how he reacted and overcame the difficulties. This work is performed in a rusty shack illustrating the reality of the setting of this work.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:54

Reflex

“It is what it is... It could be about how we see our own reflection”.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:54

Rampage

“Disasters are taking place across the world, mutilations, torture, rape and abductions. People slashed with machetes, body parts sold. Girls forced into sexual slavery. Babies crying their legs chopped off. Women’s breasts sliced from them before or after they are gang raped and left to die.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:24

Question Mark

“We are there for we exist.................

When you read this, what was the first thing that came to mind?

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 17:56

Proximity, Loss and Having

“Space is a muscle, flexing, stretching, pulling together and pushing away”

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:17

Kind of Blue

“Many different realities lived through one existence, few synonyms for defining the same word...A different colour to paint the same picture.

Is the power of colour making it hard to think beyond the colour? Can a colour ever be free of reference or allusion?

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 20:23

I Stumble Everytime

This work that is presented is in partnership with The Goethe - Institut South Africa

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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”.

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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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