|INVITATION 24 Oct.2011 - Afrovibes at ICK: live internet broadcast of Keuse/Choice|
Would you like to take part in a special international dance project based in South Africa? Would you like your opinion to matter and have an impact on the final production? Are you interested in cross-overs between spoken word and dance? Then this may be your thing.
Monday 24 October at 6.30 GMT or 7.30 p.m.*Dutch time) a direct internet channel will be opened between the Albany Theatre in London, the International Choreographic Arts Centre in Amsterdam and the British Council in Johannesburg to show an intermediate stage performance of the project Keuse/Choice that South African choreographers/dancers Mamela Nyamza and Jane Sekonya-John are now creating in collaboration with British spoken word artist OneNess Sankara. This past month they teamed up for the first-rehearsals stage of this work in progress. The live stream on October 24th presents the outcome of that initial work phase.
Three exceptional women, three powerful performers, each with her own background, own (movement) language and own working method, are making a performance about how certain, sometimes small choices can determine the future course of our lives.
Last July, Mamela Nyamza's short dance film Hatched was shown at ICK in the context of Cinedans. She is widely known for her performance of the same name and for the shimmering, original and provocative interpretation of Fokine's Dying Swan she gave in the NBC television series Superstars of Dance. Jane Sekonya-John danced with Don't Hit Mamma, a.o., in the Netherlands and caused a furore in Britain with her street dance, hip hop and modern fusion performances. OneNess Sankara is a laureate singer, song writer, spoken-word artist, director and actress.
For more info on the performance and the makers, see: http://keuse.org/
Keuse/Choice is an Afrovibes legacy project arising from the Afrovibes Festival 2010. The finished performance will premiere at Dance Umbrella in Johannesburg, March 2012. Keuse/Choice will be programmed by the Afrovibes Festival 2012, which will be visiting ten cities in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom as a travelling festival in September and October 2012.
After watching the live internet broadcast of the piece, all members of the audience may participate in a discussion with the makers in London. Your questions, reactions and suggestions sent via Twitter will be responded to by the makers. It's a unique opportunity to be part of the creative process.
LOCATION in London: The Albany Theatre, Deptford, London at 6.30pm (BST) / 7.30pm South Africa