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Wednesday, August 17, 2011


KwaMashu School of Dance and Dusi Dance Company to perform at St Anne’s Festival.

The Theatre-St Anne's College in association with Dusi Dance Company will present three choreographic works on August 17. The programme is choreographed by Vusi Makanya who won the KZN Dancelink Choreographer of the year in 2007/8.

The first work, Begin at the end (Memory), speaks about the young people of South Africa and how they have begun to find their voice, and share stories with each other, in a growing realization that they have something in common to share. It is about finding relief in remembering the past so that we can face the future. This work was created in memory of Phenduka Dance Theatre and has been performed at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Ekhaya Multi-Art Centre in KwaMashu, UKZN Edgewood College and the Vet Theatre in Johannesburg, where it won the 2010 NAC Pick of the Stepping Stone. In July, the work was performed at the Danscape Festival in Cape Town where one of the dancers, Lindokuhle Sihlangu, received the award for Best Dance Performer.

The second work, Speed, is an experiment of the pure love of dance. The choreography is like a game played between the dancers on stage where they dance at full speed without stopping for seven minutes.

The third work, Face, explores the challenges and obstacles that block the way of opportunity when one comes to a point of no return; why the fabric of our life is often threaded with unwarranted pain and adversity.

All shows take place in The Theatre St Anne’s College, Hilton Avenue, Hilton. Tickets R70 (R50 concessions). Booking essential on 033 343 6100. More information on email or visit