Mamela Nyamza at GoetheonMain
Goethe-Institut Subsahara-Africa08/24/2011 09:19:25
Abangxolayo (Noise Makers), choreographed by Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance award winner Mamela Nyamza, premiers at GoetheonMain.
Choreographed and directed by Mamela Nyamza
Performance dates: September 1, 2 and 3.
All performances at 7pm, no cover charge.
Abangxolayo, or “Noise Makers”, choreographed and directed by Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance award winner Mamela Nyamza, is a performance work that will be presented for the first time ever at the Goethe-Institut's project space GoetheonMain at Arts on Main.
Nyamza describes the Noise Makers as “all of those who are no longer in our existence, their names are written everywhere and we still hear of them even today”.
About the performance, which she will create in a collaborative process with a group of dancers at GoetheonMain, Nyamza explains that “it’s like a beauty contest, a function, but yet we are going to mourn or commemorate all of those who have left us with something to celebrate. It talks about the past at once and moving forward with what has been powerfully done by those who never kept quiet, be they artists, politicians, students, children or philosophers. This is a piece written by bodies creating moving images that will not be understood but yet will say something powerful to the viewer.”
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