National Children's Theatre presents Chiffonade

NCT - National Children's Theatre
09/17/2018 11:06:54

Chiffonade is an exciting new dance piece created especially for very young audiences.

National Children’s Theatre in partnership with ASSITEJ SA and IFAS, the French Institute of South Africa, will host a dance piece produced especially for babies, toddlers and very young audiences.

Chiffonade has been devised by established French choreographer Michelle Dhallu of Carré Blanc Cie and has toured extensively, both in Europe and to acclaimed festivals around the globe, receiving glowing reviews.

As Mary Brennan Dance critic says of the performance at the Edinburgh Festival: ‘The hurly burly of the Fringe (Edinburgh) doesn’t always feel a welcoming habitat for very young children, nonetheless there are wee gems for early years theatre-goers. Chiffonade is one of them… A ginormous squishy ball of many colours sits alone on the stage. It’s actually the patchwork house of a mercurial sprite who gives the sphere lively legs, turns it into a snail-shell home, and finally wriggles out of it into the Big World.’

As part of this exciting new model of work for young audiences, ASSITEJ SA partnered by Michelle Dhallu, choreographer, and Suzel Barbaroux, dancer, partnered with Vuyani Dance Theatre. The dance piece is now given new life by acclaimed Dance performer, Lulu Mhlangeni, who provides a unique South African take on the work.

This dance adventure will perform in Wynnstay Theatre (the double storey house in our NCT grounds) for 3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 25, 26 and 27 September at 10:00.

Chiffonnade unfolds with fabrics as its raw materials – fabrics you can touch, crumple up, feel and fold, fabrics you can wear or disguise yourself in and which condition the way other people see us. But Chiffonnade also evokes emancipation, with the chrysalis of a child growing and growing until they become an adult.

Type: Dance
Duration: 40 mins
Audience: Children aged 1 to 5, and their families

National Children’s Theatre, Gauteng:
Date: 25-27 September
Time: 10:00
Venue: National Children’s Theatre, Parktown, Johannesburg
Cost: R80 for adults, R50 for children
For bookings contact the theatre on 011 484 1584 or Account:
Sydwell Koopedi
011 484 1584
071 313 2483
National Children's Theatre
Related Venue:
National Children's Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue Parktown Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa