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Wednesday, February 3, 2016


(Mandisa Ndlovu & Mxolisi Ndomonde. Pic by Val Adamson)

Durban’s Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre will present EDGE, a season of five bite-size dance works by Siwela Sonke choreographers.

Funded by the National Lotteries Commission and the National Arts Council, EDGE explores and celebrates new identities, new design, and new thoughts. The season will feature new works by Siwela Sonke choreographers who have created dance and visual imagery that offer a multi-layered, crisp and vivid view of an emerging South Africa.

The production represents one of the rare theatre seasons for Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre who have become best known for performances outside of conventional theatre spaces.

EDGE will offer audiences five short new works of 15 minutes each, choreographed by Siwela Sonke company members. The programme features choreographers Sbusiso Gantsa, Siyabonga Mhlongo and Mxolisi Nkomonde showcasing works alongside Siwela Sonke’s Neliswa Rushualang and Ntombi Gasa.

EDGE forms part of Siwela Sonke’s programme of creating a space for new choreographic languages and identities to be born and developed.

EDGE takes place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from February 18 to 21. Tickets are at a subsidised reduced rate of R50 (R20 concessions) booked at the door and in advance through Computicket.