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Sunday, August 16, 2015


(Mdu Mtshali)

Durban University of Technology’s Drama and Production Studies Department presents the Annual Season of Contemporary Dance, entitled Xplosion.

This spirited production presents work that is exciting and challenging. It explores new boundaries inspired by modern contemporary dance, Hip-hop, music and pantsula. It is choreographed by Mdu Mtshali with a soundtrack edited by music lecturer Richardt Wissink. The principal purpose of the annual dance drama is to create work of an excellent standard that is identifiable with, and indigenous to, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa.

This vibrant production explores the relationship between movement and brain science and pushes the dancers to their limit by making their bodies move far beyond their “norm”.

Xplosion involves all 2nd and 3rd year Theatre Dance Specialists and showcases 60 minutes new work by acclaimed Durban-based choreographers, Mdu Mtshali, Marcia Mzindle and Vusi Makhanya with some choreography workshopped by Dance Specialists. Lighting is designed by Mthandazo Mofokeng and the entire programme is co-ordinated and directed by Dance lecturer Mdu Mtshali.

Xplosion runs from August 25 to 27 at the Courtyard Theatre. Tickets at the door.