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Internationales Sommerfestival 2022
Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula:

How A Falling Star Lit Up The Purple Sky

 
  • © Philip Frowein
  • © Philip Frowein
  • © Philip Frowein
  • © Philip Frowein
  • © Philip Frowein
Wheelchair users / Dance
  • Duration: 75 Min.
  • Tickets: 24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)
  • Thu, 18.08.2022 19:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1 Tickets
  • Fri, 19.08.2022 19:00 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K1 Tickets
  • Sat, 20.08.2022 19:00
    Kampnagel – K1 Tickets

John Wayne-Who? Shooting star Jeremy Nedd combines the figure of the Black Cowboy with the dance dynamics of the South African Pantsula.

With THE ECSTATIC, Jeremy Nedd and Impilo Mapantsula brought the dance of the South African subculture Pantsula to international stages, earning standing ovations and invitations all over Europe. Pantsula is not simply dance, but an urban lifestyle and form of expression that emerged in the Black townships during apartheid. With virtuoso footwork and fashionable cool, it still expressively comments on South African conditions. Jeremy Nedd’s brand new work now explores the Western, Hollywood’s most whitewashed genre. The US-American, Basel-based choreographer and Impilo Mapantsula relate the Western’s iconography of the white hero and the supposedly wild West to the history of South Africa, its land reforms and property relations, and cover it with the rich Pantsula culture (dramaturgy: Anta Helena Recke). At a time when stars like Little Nas X or Solange reinscribe the Black Cowboy into pop culture, HOW A FALLING STAR LIT UP THE PURPLE SKY… expands it with perspectives from the global South in an energetic choreography that will shake up the Kampnagel stage.


  • Concept & Choreography: Jeremy Nedd
  • Performance: Sicelo Xaba, Vusi Mdoyi, Sello Modiga, Thomas Motsapi, Sonakele Masethi, Kgotsofalang Moshe, Vuyani Feni, Sibongile Mathebula, Elma Motloenya
  • Technical Direction & Light Design: Thomas Giger
  • Stage Design: Laura Knüsel
  • Sounddesign: Fabrizio Di Salvo, Rej Deproc
  • Musical Consultation: Brandy Butler
  • Kostüme: Rosa Birkedal
  • Dramaturgie: Anta Helena Recke
  • Production Management: Regula Schelling
  • Management: produktionsDOCK

COPRODUCTION International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Kaserne Basel, Arsenic - Contemporary Performing Arts Center Lausanne, Wiesbaden Biennale, The Centre for the Less Good Idea Johannesburg.

FUNDED BY Dance & Theatre Committee BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, SüdKulturFonds, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Cultural Fund of the Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), GGG Basel, Jacqueline Spengler Foundation, Scheidegger-Thommen Foundation, Swiss Performers Foundation


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