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Monday, September 11, 2017


The Theatre – St Anne’s College and Flatfoot Dance Company present The Clothes We Wear, The People We Are, a choreopoem that reflects on ideas of identity and what it means to be South African.

Flatfoot Dance Company (now in its 14th year) is KZN’s premier African contemporary dance company with numerous awards for their dance works and recent international tours securely under their belts.

The Clothes We Wear, The People We Are explores notions of South African identity through the symbolic use of clothing, shoes and other outward markers of self in a beautifully constructed and choreographed trio. Senior Flatfoot dancers Jabu Siphika, Sifiso Khumalo and Zinhle Nzama take you on a dance theatre journey that is both deeply personal, and yet reflective of the lives of the audience.

Based on the idea of a ‘choreopoem’, The clothes we wear, the people we are combines music, singing, dance and text that has been carefully crafted by award winning choreographer, Lliane Loots. Small and interlinked dance vignettes move through a range of circumstances and people, from two women confronting ideas of sisterhood, to male notions of self in exploration of a range of masculinities, including fatherhood and caring. We see the characters trying to find the right (metaphoric) shoes to fit them, while also looking for freedom of movement.

The piece is both witty and thought provoking, and will entertain and challenge; it has been crafted to both inspire and move, starting from what is known and recognisable and moving into the unknown, both in the ideas it expresses, and the dance styles it includes.

There will be a Q&A session after the show where the audience can ask the Flatfoot Company about the performance and about any issues that the work raises.

The Clothes We Wear, The People We Are takes place on September 13 at 18h00 at The Theatre – St Anne’s College. Tickets R50 booked on 033 343 6100 or