(Teboho Gilbert Letele, Muzi Shili, Asanda Ruda, Oscar Buthelezi, Sussera Olyn, Thenjiwe Soxokoshe, Sunnyboy Motau., Otsile Masemula & Eugene Mashiane. Pic by Jonathan Burton)
Moving Into Dance Mophatong presented three excellent pieces showcasing the considerable talents of this company. (Review by Caroline Smart)
At the 2016 Hilton Arts Festival held this past weekend, Moving Into Dance Mophatong presented three excellent pieces showcasing the considerable talents of this company with excellent lighting design by Wilhelm Disbergen.
The pieces were fight, flight, feathers, f***ers, Road and Bolero.
fight, flight, feathers, f***ers is a collaboration between British-born choreographer Rachel Erdos and Moving into Dance company member Sunnyboy Mandla Motau, and explores the politics and physicality of masculinity. This dramatic piece looks at how modern man is faced with different everyday challenges, new relationships and interactions where his masculinity is tested. Does he fight, look for a peaceful solution or just remove himself from the situation? A most thought-provoking work.
Choreographed by Oscar Buthelezi, who performed the piece with Muzi Shili, Road is about the journey to our desired destination in terms of emotions and relationships. It was beautifully performed, the duo working in close harmony often mirroring each other’s movements in perfect timing. There are some highly impressive moments requiring the ultimate in balance and synchronicity.
The programme ended on a triumphant note with Bolero, the new revised version by Alfred Hinkel. As the music builds to its spectacular finish so does the energy of the dancers. The blend of contemporary and tribal dance makes for a stunning performance.
Congratulations to MIDM for a splendid programme. – Caroline Smart
For more information on the annual Hilton Arts Festival visit https://www.hiltonfestival.co.za