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2015-05-12 06:00
The Unmute Dance Company’s Ashed will be performed in Cape Town.

The Unmute Dance Company’s Ashed will be performed in Cape Town.

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The Unmute Dance Company will be performing Ashed at the Youngblood Gallery this month.

The dance production, choreographed by Themba Mbuli, comes to Cape Town after a success­ful premiere as part of Dance Umbrella 2015 in Johannesburg.

The performance questions all the things that limit South Africans’ growth (political, social and economic limitations), with positive realisations to keep us looking forward.

Unmute Dance Company is an integrated performing arts organisation that aims to inspire the inclusion of people with disabilities within the society using art as a vehicle to do so.

The company was born from Andile Vellem’s experience as a deaf dancer. Its first production, Un-mute, was his way of finding his voice as a choreographer, using sign language as the source of his movement vocabulary.

Exploring what it would be like to unmute feelings, perceptions, social norms and expectations, as well as deconstructing what society perceives as dance, Unmute serves as a model for a more inclusive society.

Youngblood Africa, which has been developing a performing arts programme to complement its roster of visual artists, has been collaborating with the dance company since the beginning of its journey. Youngblood was especially involved in the creation process of the first production Un-mute.

The space at 70-72 Bree Street in the CBD will play host to Ashed on Friday and Saturday at 19:00 this week and on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May at 19:00.


Tickets cost R80. Call 021 424 0074 or email to book

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