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This Ain't Africa
Dada Masilo:

Swan Lake

  • © John Hogg
  • © John Hogg
  • © John Hogg
  • Wed, 09.04.2014 20:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Thu, 10.04.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 11.04.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6 Sold Out
  • Sat, 12.04.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6

Dada Masilo is an unconventional choreographer and a prodigious dancer. Known for her reworking of classical ballets, she has realized «Romeo and Juliet» in 2008 and «Carmen» in 2009. Her productions have toured in Tanzania, Mali, Mexico, Israel…
In her newest creation «Swan Lake», with a company of thirteen male and female African dancers, she revisits this great classic, its themes, Tchaikovsky’s music, its tutus and its points. She reimagines this ballet through a South African eye, giving it a new breath and a new life, tackling the issues of sexes and genders, and of homophobia in a country ravaged by Aids.
The choreography mixes with virtuosity classical dance and contemporary dance to powerful African influences, combined with an explosive energy and a great humour. Dada’s solo parts are truly amazing.

“Masilo’s agonizingly beautiful Swan Lake is an African homophobe’s worst nightmare and a dance lover’s delight.” Adrienne Sichel, The Star "Dada Masilo’s brilliant choreography displays the beauty of contemporary dance with her sharp movements." Sifi so Sikhakhane, Artsmart "Dada Masilo re-imagines classical ballett through an African eye and translates it into something which is powerful, heartbreaking but also has moments of great humour and humanism." Jess Levy, Richard Moor

  • Choreografie: Dada Masilo
  • dance: The Dance Factory
  • music: Peter Tschaukowski, Steve Reich, Rene Avenant, Camille Saint-Saëns,Arvo Pärt
  • costume: Dada Masilo and Suzette Le Sueur
  • tailoring: Ann und Kirsten Bailes
  • hat: Karabo Legoabe

Eine Produktion von The Dance Factory / Suzette Le Sueur, Interarts Lausanne / Chantal, Jean-Luc Larguier.

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