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Sunday, January 22, 2017


(Mark Tatham (back) & Daniel Geddes)

The Theatre – St Anne’s College in Hilton and Liquid Fusion in collaboration with Matchbox Theatre Collective will present BURN on February 2.

Choreographed and directed by Bailey Snyman, Burn features Daniel Geddes and Mark Tatham. The dance piece won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival, 2016.

Man vs Man… Man vs Earth… Man vs Fire…

Humanity is the Earth’s most intimate friend. BURN explores the tense relationship between Earth and Man, and how the two hold each other ransom. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. This epic tale is about man’s discovery of the world he inhabits and the consequences of his unprecedented failure to preserve this relationship. Two men navigate the creation myth, the art of war and the desolation of post-apocalyptic destruction.

“We will wake up one day and the world will be on fire,” says the creative team. “Fire exists as a duality of life and death; it nurtures and threatens. Inspired in part by Fire on the Mountain by Arthur Golding, fire represents a tool that separates humankind from the animals, and represents both savagery and hope. BURN walks the tenuous line between the past, present and future of our collective history with fire. It results in an explosive conclusion that comments on the visible effects of our inability to preserve our precious resources.”

A full-length duet, strong, powerful and explosive, BURN is a fierce dance work that tests the limits of the human body.

BURN has one performance in The Theatre – St Anne’s College in Hilton on February 2 at 19h30. Tickets R70 (R50 concessions). Booking on 033 343 6100 or