Celebrating 20 years of dance

2019-05-01 06:02

FUNK continues to generate tremendous excitement and now celebrates 20 years as a firm favourite on the annual school production calendar.

The event has evolved as an idea to create a dance programme for schools with very specific aims.

Firstly ,to unite schools in working towards a common goal; secondly to give drama pupils and their teachers the opportunity to create and rehearse pieces of dance theatre for public performance; thirdly, to enable young people to see that movement, dance and dance theatre is accessible to them and not only in the hands of professional adult dance companies.

The most important factor of all is that Funk is held to generate meaning and artistic integrity through dance choreography whilst challenging young people to work outside of their comfort zones.

The task for each school remains constant: to create a six-minute long piece of dance choreography integrating any type of musical or textual accompaniment.

The programme accommodates a range of choreographic and performance possibilities and provides the perfect opportunity for schools to experiment with new forms.

The highlight of the production is always the mass group finale, which incorporates all the schools together on the stage.

This year the Finale will be a retrospective of music and choreography from 20 years of FUNK Finales, created by Joslyn Anderson and Anton Immelman.

Funk 2019 will take place from May 17 to 18 and May 20 to 22 at the Hexagon Theatre at 7:30pm. Bookings can be via hexagon@ukzn.ac.za or 033-2605537 and tickets cost R75. — Supplied.

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