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Friday, October 24, 2014


(ADD Flatfoot Dance Company’s dancers from Umlazi, Newlands and Kwa Mashu. Pic by Val Adamson)

Flatfoot Dance Company is committed to growing dance in KwaZulu-Natal. Over the past 11 years the company played a major role in dance development by offering training to over 1,000 KZN-based children and youth every year. Flatfoot’s programmes are implemented in both rural and urban areas.

Flatfoot’s annual production, Dance Some More, will showcase dancers from the company’s Umlazi, Kwa Mashu, Newlands, Waterloo, Umbilo, and Kenneth Garden’s based programmes, also with a special performance from LeftFeetFIRST, the company’s mixed ability/integrated dance programme. which is run in collaboration with the Open Air School in Durban.

Dance some more features choreography by the six resident Flatfoot dancers Sifiso Khumalo, Tshediso Kabulu, Sifiso Majola, Julia Wilson, Jabu Siphika and Zinhle Nzama. The concept culminates in two special performances by the Advanced Dance Development (ADD) Programme and the Flatfoot Training Company featuring more than 700 dancers! The ADD Programme offers technique and performance dance skills to, especially, talented young dancers (16 years and up) who have come through the company’s township-based dance education and development programmes.

The production takes place on October 25 at 14h00 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Tickets at the door an hour before the show starts.

Flatfoot is KwaZulu-Natal’s last remaining fully functioning contemporary dance company. The company is a current recipient of a three-year ACT Professional Development grant towards the training of a new company manager. The trainee is under the mentorship of the Founder and Director of Flatfoot, Lliane Loots, and will gain administrative, management and planning experience as well as learn about report writing, fundraising and compliance while being involved in the ten dance educational and development programmes run by the company.

Flatfoot acknowledges the support of the Arts & Culture Trust, the National Arts Council, Santam, Spring Lights Gas, Sibaya, Ncpalcohol

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