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Thursday, April 1, 2021


(Above: Siseko Duba & Ndumiso Dube. Pic by Val Adamson)

Flatfoot Dance Company in association with the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust, will present Park Dances #1 at the Durban Botanic Gardens from April 7 to 11, 2021.

Join Flatfoot Dance Company for its inaugural Park Dances #1 in the lush surroundings of Durban’s exquisite Botanic Gardens for an outdoor sundowner dance experience.

This short outdoor season, allows the audience to relax and safely watch Durban’s much-loved dance company in a celebration of joyous dance with good music in true Flatfoot style.

This hour-long explosion of dance has been collaboratively created by the full company: Sifiso Khumalo, Jabu Siphika, Lliane Loots, Zinhle Nzama, Mthoko Mkhwanazi, Sbonga Ndlovu, Siseko Duba and Ndumiso Dube. It offers a rich confluence of African rhythms, with classical and contemporary influence and execution.

This is the first Flatfoot’s Park Dances taking place during 2021 that will engage the natural environment of Durban’s parks as renewed and reimagined spaces to watch dance.

“We are delighted to start off our Park season in collaboration with the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust and to have this opportunity to share this incredibly beautiful living space with audiences,” says Artistic Director Lliane Loots.

This is a family-friendly performance and audiences may bring picnics and blankets to sit on. Entrance opens at 16h15 for patrons to settle in, enjoy a picnic or a stroll around the gardens before the show begins at 17h00.

There is ample safe parking at the main Botanic Gardens Visitors Complex entrance. All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place, and masks must be worn. There is a maximum audience of 50 per show with demarcated areas to sit.

Park Dances #1 will take place from April 7 to 11 at 17h00 in Durban Botanic Gardens. Tickets R100 and must be booked and paid for in advance – there are no door sales. To book contact Clare on