My Space? is a dance theatre production that explores the sharing of space be it in intimate relationships, the controlling of spaces by government and the ownership of public space by a society. Through movement the dancers display this natural need for control – a human instinct that in turn provides us with either power, a sense of ownership and the comfort of belonging or a feeling of rejection, loneliness and displacement.
The triple bill is a dynamic combination of three individual choreographies that all explore the concept of space in different circumstances;
Changing Spaces by Celeste Botha, Power by Lulu Sala, Mine! By Theo Ndindwa & Tanya Arshamian.
My Space? features choreography by Lulu Sala, internationally experienced dancer, choreographer and teacher from Mozambique; South African performer and UCT contemporary dance teacher, Celeste Botha, who has also choreographed several pieces for the popular SABC TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and iKapa’s directors/choreographers, Theo Ndindwa & Tanya Arshamian.
Lulu Sala who has staged his internationally acclaimed Power with the iKapa Dance Theatre artists, worked with the company intensively for one month is excited that his creation will now be seen in South Africa. Power plays with the theme of the fight for power, the manipulation of power and the abuse of power by governing parties.
Celeste Botha, who is dancing in the production, has created Changing Spaces; the contemporary work is inspired by the changes that occur in one’s relationships by interacting with and relating to others. She utilizes the set to provide boundaries, within (?) and between the artists, thus affecting their relationships and the emotions this evokes.
Directors Theo Ndindwa and Tanya Arshamian have choreographed the final work for the triple bill, Mine! This neo –classical/ contemporary trio utilizes the idea of different spaces being contained in a multi-dimension through large steel cubes, that not only act as a set but also as props for the dancers. This work questions what is “my space”, what is “shared space”, or is it just a space?
The three choreographers individual creations are technically demanding, aesthetically beautiful as well as physically and emotionally engaging. All combine and compliment eachother and their unique styles are clearly displayed and make for a dynamic production.
The highly acclaimed artists in this must-see season include iKapa Director and Choreographer Theo Ndindwa, iKapa founding member and senior dancer Mbulelo Ngugombini and excellent freelance dancer Celeste Botha.
Book at Computicket / Artscape Dial-a-seat
Tickets: R120 / R50 (Student/ Child/ OAP)
Discount: 10% discount on bookings of 10 or more
Date(s) - 20 Jun 2013 - 21 Jun 2013
Cape Town's Artscape Theatre