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Thursday, July 7, 2016


(Reviews from the artSMart team currently in Grahamstown at the 2016 National Arts Festival)

An exhilarating experience and definitely one that will be remembered. (Review by Khinali Bagwandeen)

...Feathers... is an inspiring showcase of different pieces presented to the National Arts Festival audiences by Moving Into Dance Mophatong. The 50-minute performance with an all-male cast was an exhilarating experience and definitely one that will be remembered.

Directed by Mark Hawkins, formerly based in Durban who created the Fantastic Flying Fish Dance Company, the show features pieces put together and choreographed by Sunnyboy Motau, Rachel Erdos, Oscar Buthelezi and Eugene Mashiane.

The performance is separated into four unique pieces, each telling a story of its own. The dancers showcased their limitless talent and passion of the choreographers flowed through the beautifully-crafted pieces of dance. The only downfall was the extent to which the some parts fall under 'abstract' dance, one could get a bit lost in trying to understand the storyline.

...Feathers...' is in a league of its own and, together with a such a powerful team, has set the benchmark for acts to come.

There are still four shows left, July 7 at 15h30,July 9 at 14h00 and 22h00 and July 10 at 10h00 (tickets are half-price at this performance) at Centenary Hall (St Andrews). – Khinali Bagwandeen

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