FNB DANCE UMBRELLA 2010 presented by First National Bank in association with the National Arts Council and The Market Theatre, runs from 27 February to 14 March 2010 with performances at various Johannesburg theatres:
Works presented at the Market Theatre includes:
BLACK!… WHITE? by Nelisiwe Xaba fnb-dance201002 2 & 3 March 2010 @ 20h30 Main Theatre This work explores the themes of racial and social stereotyping and how these distort people’s perceptions of one another.
“ELEV(I)ATE” by choreographer Athena Mazarakis and digital artist Tegan Bristow 3 & 4 March 2010 Market Theatre Foyer Mazarakis and Bristow have worked together on two previous projects, Coming To (2007) and Chalk vision (2007) and wish to further their collaboration between the moving body and a digital arts interface in this new project.
KONEXION choreographed by. Wanted Posse and Indigene Dance Company 5 & 6 March @ 20h30; 7 March @ 14h30 Main Theatre With the 21st century bringing exchange and missing, Konexion is an appropriate creation which illustrates the result of a dialogue between cultures; a conversation where everyone has something to say and a gesture to share.
ASYMPTOTE - Choreographed by Frauke and Orlando 9 & 10 March @ 20h00 Barney Simon Theatre Asymptote is an Ankoku Butoh dance that explores the materiality of the body and its relationship to the natural world.
DOUBLE BILL UMFULA WA MA DADA by Dada Masilo and INDLELA by Luyanda Sidiya 9, 10 & 11 March @ 20h15 Main Theatre Umfula Wa Ma Dada is a work Dada Masilo created in residency in Israel and Indlela by Luyanda Sidiya which is inspired by the different paths we take to find ourselves as human beings.
FAUX CIELS (FAKE SKIES) by Eric Languet 12 & 13 March @ 18h30, 19h30 and 20h30 Barney Simon Theatre This work is an interactive work with an audience and will look at what can and cannot be said through dance. A minimum of 10 people will be allowed at each performance. Book by calling (011) 492 0709.
A NEW UNTITLED WORK by Sbonakaliso Ndaba 12 & 13 March @ 20h15 14 March @ 15h00 Main Theatre Sbonakaliso Ndaba created this new work at Cape Town’s celebrated Jazzart Dance Theatre company. The idea for this work was inspired by a programme seen on 3rd Degree that dealt with illegal mineworkers.
Tickets for the FNB Dance Umbrella are available at the door or can be booked at Computicket – 083 915 8000 and prices range from R60 to R100.