UKZN Dance Lecturer Directs Show at KZNSA GalleryAgriculture, Engineering & Science

FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY performs connections between a quartet at the KZNSA Gallery on 17 February.FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY performs connections between a quartet at the KZNSA Gallery on 17 February.

UKZN Dance Lecturer and FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY’S Artistic Director Ms Lliane Loots will direct a show: connections between a quartet, at the KZNSA Gallery on Friday, 17 February.

Four dancers - Jabu Siphika, Zinhle Nzama, Sifiso Khumalo and Tshediso Kabulu - are involved in the specially conceptualised performance work that will use all the spaces of the Gallery to evoke a journey through a site; a journey through the deeply interior (and ever moving) identities of the four FLATFOOT dancers while collaboratively creating an evening to spark the senses.

Loots says the performance will seamlessly move into the role of both choreographer and dancer as they begin to explore the nature of their own connections to one another and their connections to inner struggles around identity.

‘As the dancers begin to metaphorically and physically peel off their layers of clothing, they reveal the vulnerable self that cannot but move audiences. The performance is a space to allow the emerging - and now award winning-artistic and choreographic voices of the four FLATFOOT dancers to shine,’ she said.

According to Loots, FLATFOOT has a reputation for offering politically charged dance theatre. ‘Small site-specific relationship vignettes play between the dancers who move and flow between one another in close encounters. The gallery space allows for a more intimate engagement with the dance work and is ideal for a slightly voyeuristic look into the lives of others.’

‘The dancers have created a landscape of intimate and deeply profound personal story-telling and I feel we are seeing the new generation of Durban’s choreographers being born - do not miss it!’ said Loots.

* connections between a quartet begins at 6.15pm this Friday. Tickets - R50 each - can be bought up to 40 minutes before the show. For queries and pre-booking contact flatfootdancecompany@gmail.com

Melissa Mungroo