|Dance & Hiphop|
Our blood, which binds us all together, is a richness of colours that makes up the red pigment, carrying our memories of shared history between cultures and generations. In his new duet with live music on stage, South Africa's leading choreographer Gregory Maqoma uses blood as a metaphor for connecting generations. Maqoma teams up with dancers Luyanda Sidiya and Shawn Mothupi who belong to a new generation after him. And with musicians Madala Kunene and Syd Kitchen, both of an older generation before him.
Choreography: Gregory Maqoma / Live music (accoustic guitar, percussion, vocals): Madala Kunene & Syd Kitchen / Performers dance: Luyanda Sidiya & Shawn Mothupi
Eindhoven, Parktheater / Wed 22 Sep (World Première) & Thu 23 Sep / 8.00pm
Dancing is thinking with your body! This is the motto of dance company Via Volcano, who together with the multi-talented English hip-hop icon Benji Reid have composed a Pantsula dance especially for Afrovibes. Originating on South Africa, Pantsula is a very popular, fast, energetic dance, which fuses breaking with hip hop and tap. It is the street dance of the ultra-feminine woman and the macho man. Via Volcano is led by choreographer William Mbambo and takes Pantsula from the street to the theatre bringing new elements to the traditional township style of dance. In this smooth, balanced and polished dance piece of eight young dancers, you see the old and new South Africa with the colourful style, the clothes and the vitality, which has made this dance so popular.
Eindhoven, Parktheater / Thu 2 Sep at 9.45pm (European Première) & Fri 24 Sep at 6.30pm
Via Volcano, Street4one, 5 o'clock class / Multiple Moves meets Afrovibes
Multiple Moves, platform for contemporary dance in Amsterdam Zuidoost, presents Via Volcano in a triple bill, with Street4one & the 5 o’clock class. Street4one are the Dutch hiphop champions 2010.