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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


(Pic by Val Adamson)

Durban’s inimitable Flatfoot Dance Company will be resident at artSPACE durban this week (June 23 to 27).

In a meeting of dancers and fine artists, Flatfoot will work in artSPACE durban giving local artists an opportunity to paint, draw and create around the dancers as they rehearse, dance and create choreography. Flatfoot will continue to work in their normal day routine and will open up their daily work process.

The week will involve session where artists can watch and engage the dancers in their daily rehearsals but there will also be specific sessions where the dancers will be a little more still to promote portraiture (see schedule below).

The week will culminate in a final performance called Southern Exposure by Flatfoot Dance Company on June 27 at 18h30 (with bar facilities open) and curator Karen Bradtke will select some of the artworks generated over the week to put on display in the gallery at the Friday event. Flatfoot will perform two works; Uguhbu by Sifiso Khumalo and the inheritance of loss by Lliane Loots.

Fees for artists to participate are R100 per day or R350 for the week and on June 25 there is a special portraiture session from 17h30 to 19h30 and the cost is R100.

Tickets for the performance on June 27 at 18h30 are R50 or R25 for those taking part in the artist residency.

For enquires and bookings for the art residency, contact artSPACE durban on 031 312 0793. For enquires about the Friday night performance, contact Clare on 082 875 6065.