A SOUTH AFRICAN dance company, Flatfoot, will take part in one of the country’s prestigious arts event Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo later this month.
The group will perform on September 24, a day likely to have an interesting dance programme at Bulawayo Theatre.
Flatfoot dance company will come to Bulawayo courtesy of Pro Helvetia, a Johannesburg institution.
Raisedon Baya, one of the event organisers, said the first night will see Durban-based Flatfoot presenting a dance piece entitled Last Thoughts.
Baya revealed that the production is a poetic lyrical work in which artistes take an emotional journey that looks at how society defines them.
“This is a piece that accommodates history and the future. It echoes all sorts of recollections around personal and political rights and remembering,” he said.
The South African group will be sharing the stage with Zimbabwe’s famous and well-travelled Tumbuka Dance Company from Harare.
Tumbuka Dance Company will be supported by British Council and Dance Africa.
It will stage a production titled Can’t Talk About This.
The production makes audiences discover what hesitation does to human spirit when challenged with what society considers as taboos.
The piece won an ovation at the National Arts Festival in Graham Show in South Africa in June 2013.
The second night on September 29 will see the famed Dance Foundation Course and Tambuka sharing the stage with Bulawayo’s Umkhathi Theatre Works.
The multi-award winning Umkhathi Theatre Works will present their Ja Hlako, which means we are dancing.
The dance by Umkhathi was recently performed in the United States.