4pm on the Newtown Junction Acoustic Stage
Ngizwise is a thought-provoking dance work created by two dynamic female choreographers, one from Johannesburg and the other from Toronto. Performed and sung by four male South African Moving into Dance Mophatong performers, the work uses a uniquely combined dance language crafted by Sonia Radebe and Jennifer Dallas. It is a beautiful work, at once universal and personal; and using the spoken words, as well as deft manipulations of the workaday set pieces the choreographers and dancers reveal intimate stories of South Africa under Apartheid, woven from the voices of the ‘born free generation’.
It is a complex work that holds attention through images of community, power, individuality and masculinity in our globalised modern society.
Company name: Moving into Dance Mophatong
Choreography and conception: Jennifer Dallas (Canada) and Sonia Thandazile Radebe (South Africa)
In collaboration with the performers: Oscar Nhlanhla Buthelezi, Teboho Gilbert Letele, Sunnyboy Mandla Motau and Muzi Shili
Lighting design: Wilhelm Disbergen
Costume design: Veronica Sham
Music: Teboho Gilbert Letele
Voice coach: Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Presented by Dance Forum