Dance for All will present their latest production, titled Genesis, which will feature DFA performers as well as guest artists.
The theme for this Dance for All production derives from creating, with the focus on visual effects and patterning. With patterning being a regularity in the world, connected to either man-made design or abstract ideas, the elements of patterns often repeat in a predictable manner. With Genesis, Dance for All creates a brief glimpse into an abstract world.
Guest performances include the Taare Indian Dance Company directed by Allison Hendricks Taare’s dancers specialise in genres that range from Indian classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Kathak to hip-hop and, the increasingly popular dance styles of Bollywood and Indian Folk.
Students selected from the WCED Arts Focus schools will add to the guest performances.
This year will also include the works of guest choreographers Anderson Carvalho and Louise Coetzer .
Louise Coetzer is a choreographer working within the genres of site-specific performance creation, choreography for the stage, and dance film. Her works are experiential, experimental and innovative, and often have interdisciplinary collaboration at their core.
Coetzer approaches dance making as a medium for narrative and connection, with the aim of connecting dance as an art form to the world outside the studio or theatre, and to other art forms. This act of connecting the dance-making process to that of other artistic languages has inspired, and often demanded constant new approaches to her work, and spills over into her site-specific performance and dance film projects.
Anderson Carvalho is a contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer. He started his dance career at the School of Dance and Social Integration for Children and Adolescents, EDISCA in Brazil, first as a student, later as a teacher, performer and choreographer. Anderson has studied Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Modern Dance (Graham), Partnering, Composition, African Dance, Circus and Theatre. He studied dance at the University of Cape Town, and he is currently studying a Masters in Choreography (COMMA – Co-creation of Movement Master of Arts) at CODARTS and Fontys, Netherlands. As an independent artist, Anderson is exploring the boundaries of new media and dance.
What: Dance for All Genesis
Where and when: Artscape from 5 to 6 July 2019