FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY is proud to continue its three year partnership with Durban’s Stable Theatre to present a very special season of new African contemporary dance works which will have special appeal for both a younger dance audiences and the more seasoned dance aficionado.
“ISIPHETHU” is an isiZulu word which means “The Well” and this season of three new dance work dives into considering the power of the image and symbol of “The Well” to nurture and support the heart and spirit of the individual and the community. Timeously created with the ideas of a 20 year democracy resonating in us, “ISIPHETHU” is a personal journey into understanding the collective spirit of South Africa. Featuring 3 new choreographic works by senior company members: Sifiso Majola, Jabu Siphika and Sifiso ‘Kitsona’ Khumalo under the direction of FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY Artistic Director, Lliane Loots.
The season features the choreography of Sifiso Majola, Jabu Siphika and Sifiso ‘Kitsona’ Khumalo, three of FLATFOOT’s most senior and awarded dancers as they turn their talents to creating dance that will delight, amaze and entertain you! Each of them have worked with the idea of “The Well” and what this means to them so feast of contemporary dance will offer you a chance to see how 3 different choreographer work around one theme or idea. This season will feature all 6 of the much loved resident FLATFOOT dancers performing the works.
“ISIPHETHU” begins with Sifiso Majola’s “GUGULAMI/MY PRIDE” and delves into the idea of what it means to look into “The Well” and see your reflection and, through this mirror image, how we learn to see our real selves; selves that have ancestors who have guided us and nurtured us. Jabu Siphika’s very personal solo dance work follows. Entitled “experience is a good teacher”, it draws on the idea that our daily trips to “The Well” are sometimes filled with trials and tribulations but at the end as we draw from “the Well” (our inner strengths), we are nurtured and refreshed as we step closer to becoming who we are meant to be. The season ends with the African contemporary master work by Sifiso Khumalo entitled “UGUBHU” which roughly translates to reference the deep sound that comes from the African drum. This work journey’s to “the Well” to find the echo of what our lives should be like – the joy and the triumphs that echo in the sounds of nature.
FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY, now in its 11th year, is KZN’s premier African contemporary dance company and with numerous awards for their dance work and recent international tours under their belts, this is your opportunity to come and watch them at Durban’s Stable Theatre and watch the magic of 3 new Durban choreographic voices unfold.
“ISIPHETHU” has special morning performances that encourage schools to take advantage of this season of dance theatre. For pre-bookings for any of the shows call 082 – 875 6065 or e-mail Craighead@ukzn.ac.za Show times; 22 May (Thursday) at 11am, 23 May (Friday) at 11am and 6.30pm, and 25 May (Sunday) at 3pm.
Performance Dates and Times:
22 May (Thurs): 11am
23 May (Fri): 11am and 6.30pm
25 May (Sunday): 3pm
R25.00 (Students, scholars and pensioners)
PRE-BOOKING: Clare on 082 – 875 6065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Flatfoot Dance Company you can contact Lliane Loots on (031) 260-1142 or e-mail her on email@example.com.