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On Fire … clever, but overly long and somewhat patronising

“Trite Law” is a principle of law so notorious and entrenched that it is commonly known and rarely disputed. On Fire deals with the theme that the traditions of black people have been disrupted by urbanisation and exposure to the … Continue reading

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The Inkomati (Dis)cord – intelligent dance theatre

The highlight of the second day of the Danse l’Afrique Danse! Festival was the collaboration by Boyzie Cekwana of South Africa and Panaibra Gabriel Canda of Mozambique. The programme notes set the scene: “In 1984, Samora Machel’s Mozambique and Pieter … Continue reading

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Congolese choreographer looks at ecological issues

Fanny Roselyne Mabondzo Ngamba from the Congo presented Hier D’Aujourd ‘Hui which means From Yesterday to Today at the Dance Factory. This was a short work (30 minutes) looking at the effects humanity’s plastic bags have on nature. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Ancient Odissi dance style entrances contemporary audiences

Dance is a way of life for the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble. It was founded by an Odissi dancer, Protima Gauri, and the dancers of this ensemble study, practice and teach classical dance. In addition they study yoga, meditation, martial arts, … Continue reading

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Swan Lake, a homosexual love triangle

Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake is compulsory viewing whether you love ballet or you hate it! Either way it will have something to say to you. Dada Masilo is petite and energetic, a charismatic dancer and an innovative choreographer. This former … Continue reading

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