Durban’s Flatfoot Dance company presents ‘love’s own cruelty’ at the KZNSA


Durban’s Flatfoot Dance Company gets its 2016 performance schedule off to a spectacular start with loves own cruelty, which will be performed at the KZNSA Gallery in Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban, on Friday, February 19 at 6 pm.

The work is part of a new partnership with the gallery and is a specially conceptualised performance work that uses all the spaces of the KZNSA to evoke a journey through a site; a journey through the tricky inner and outer terrain of love relationships that echo in the big and small spaces of the gallery.

Titled loves own cruelty, Flatfoot take as wry, fierce and sometimes humorous look at love relationships that never backs down from honestly and truth; and all the grey area in between that is the very fabric of human connections.

The company has a reputation for offering politically charged dance theatre and this work is no exception. Small site-specific relationship vignettes play our between dancers who seamlessly move and flow between one another in close encounters. The gallery space allows for a more intimate engagement with the dance work and is idea for a slightly voyeuristic look into the lives of others.

Choreographed by Lliane Loots in collaboration with the five resident dancers – Sifiso Khumalo, Jabu Siphika, Tshediso Kabulu, Sanele Maphumulo and Zinhle Nzama – the work also features British guest dancer, and artist in residence with the company, Iona Waite. She is on exchange from Birmingham’s Ace Dance and Music Company.

Tickets are R50. They are available from 1 hour before the show at the gallery. The KZNSA coffee bar will be open!

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