Our talented third-year students will be presenting their student choreographies tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm at the School of Dance. In a course convened by lecturer and artist Alan Parker, students are encouraged to push artistic and choreographic boundaries as they explore different choreographic approaches to dance making. Join us if you can for this student-led production.
School of Dance students delivered a strong performance at the Born Frees production, “Hear our voices”, which was held at Artscape theatre from July 13-15. The Argument choreographed by Marlin Zoutman, UCT faculty member and Artistic Director of New World Dance Theatre explores the dynamic relationship between humans, in particular the male-female relationship, through highly charged physicality and raw emotions. The overall aesthetic of the contemporary work, a paradoxical interplay of wild, and raw movements performed with clean and detailed precision was powerfully embodied by the cast of third and fourth year dancers. Our dance studies continue to be enriched by our partnerships with local professional dance companies and artists.
One performance only. Wednesday 16 August. This mixed bill explores notions of Black Dance and is purposefully tongue-in-cheek. From Katherine Dunham to reggae, hip hop to mpantsula, the notion of ‘noble savage’ is critiqued, and repositioned. The audience is invited to a free, pre-performance talk with the directors which will be held in the theatre foyer from 19H00.
The UCT School of Dance presented its biennial academic Confluences 9: Deciphering decolonization in Dance Pedagogy in the 21st century during July 2017. The Dance sector including academics, artists, dancers, and choreographers descended on Cape Town for this significant calendar occasion. The experience ushered in an intense period of reflection and intellectual engagement on calls for decolonialism that has reverberated across South African universities since 2015.