The line-up

2011-02-19 10:19

» Stepping Stones, the new talent platform, takes place on Sunday, February 27, from 10am at the Wits Theatre.

» The Fringe Programme, which features the many productions that didn’t make it onto the main programme for lack of funding, is on Saturday, February 26, from 2pm at the Wits Theatre.

» PJ Sabbagha’s I Think It’s Hamlet is at the Wits Downstairs Theatre from Thursday, February 24, to Saturday, February 26, at 8pm.

This work is a humorous look at Shakespeare’s classic play.

» Nigerian-born choreographer Qudus Onikeku presents My Exile Is In My Head.

The work will be performed at the Wits Theatre on Saturday, February 26, at 7.30pm and Sunday, February 27, at 2pm.

» On Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1, at 7.30pm at the Wits Downstairs Theatre, enjoy a double bill featuring Lulu Mlangeni, winner of So You Think You Can Dance, and Songezo Mcilizeli.

» On Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1, at 8.30pm, the Wits Theatre will show a new work choreographed by Mark Hawkins. Hotel is a multilayered dance theatre work using Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem as a starting point.

» The Dance Factory hosts a mixed bill on Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1, at 7.30pm.

This programme features work by Mcebisi Bhayi, Mdu Mtshali and Carolyn Holden’s To Whom Shall I Leave My Voice? from the La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre.

» On Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3, at the Dance Factory at 6.30pm, the Remix Dance Company from Cape Town present Malcolm Black’s Off-Key.

» On Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3, at The Wits Theatre at 7.30pm, Cherice Mangiagalli presents Russians and Chips. She shares the programme with Jamila Rodriguez’s I Stumble Every Time. The third piece is Right Inside by Tebogo Munyai.

» Sello Pesa will create a new installation piece called Inhabitant, which can be seen at the Goethe on Main on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, at 6.30pm.

» Mamela Nyamza, recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance 2011, presents Shift on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, at 8pm at the Wits Downstairs Theatre.

» Tshwane Dance Theatre will present Redha’s Giselle on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at the UJ Arts Centre at 7.30pm.

Set in apartheid South Africa, it is loosely based on the classic ballet.

» On Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6, Kieron Jina’s Rampage and Kind of Blue by Fanny Skura and Mbuso Mgarebe share the bill at The Nunnery at Wits at 6.30pm and 1pm, respectively.

» On Saturday, March 5, at 8pm and Sunday, March 6, at 2.30pm at the Wits Theatre is Vumbi, a collaboration by dancers and choreographers Lucky Kele (South Africa), Jared Onyago (Kenya), Meseret Yirga (Ethiopia), Esrael Akpan (Nigeria) and Julie Iarisoa (Madagascar).

They share the stage with Nicola Elliott, who premieres Proximity, Loss and Having. A third piece is Fractured by Fana Tshabalala.

» The last piece in the programme is Mirage, a work created by South African Thabiso Pule in collaboration with Hind Benale from Casablanca.

At the Wits Downstairs Theatre on Saturday, March 5, at 9pm and Sunday, March 6, at 3.30pm.

» Book at Computicket for all performances at the Dance Factory and the UJ Arts Centre, and Strictly Tickets online at www.strictlytickets.co.za for all performances at the Wits Theatre.

011 492 0709/2033 or email danceumbrella@artslink.co.za. For updates and programme schedules 0 082 632 9561
 

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