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Monday, April 30, 2018


Sifiso Khumalo in performance with Lucia Walker (Pic by Val Adamson)

Flatfoot Dance Company will present One Time Only, an improvised dance encounter between Lucia Walker and the eight Flatfoot dancers with Mandla Matsha on drums and various intriguing instruments. The production will take place at Stable Theatre on May 4, 2018.
This piece is composed while you watch. The audience is invited to make their own meanings and associations from what arises on this occasion, in this place …
The One Time Only company explains: “Preparing to be ready for improvised performance involves rigorous experiments in movement, touch, thinking and play. We, as the dancers and musicians, aspire to a state of presence that is clear and creative, calm and energetic. Becoming more conscious of aspects of our experience, including sensation, vision, mood, thought, intention and choice, we explore how to bring spontaneity to our moving and composing and more presence to our performance. We investigate what inspires us to move, how to remain open to both choice and co-incidence and how to stay connected to ourselves, each other, the environment, and the audience.”
Lucia Walker draws on principles from Alexander Technique, Contact Improvisation and real-time or Instant Composition.
The Flatfoot dancers include Sifiso Khumalo, Jabu Siphika, Zinhle Nzama, Sbonga Ndlovu, Ndumiso Dube, Siseko Duba, Qhawe Ndimande and Mthoko Mkhwanazi - working with Lucia Walker.
There will only be one performance of One Time Only and this will take place on May 4 at 18h30 at the Stable Theatre Underpass, 115 Johannes Nkosi Street (formerly Alice Street).
Tickets R50 only available at the door on the night. There is no bar or coffee but patrons are welcome to bring their own.
Flatfoot Dance Company acknowledges the partnership with Stable Theatre for One Time Only.