Burn is back at the Wits Theatre

Burn - Mark Tatham and Daniel Geddes
Burn – Mark Tatham and Daniel Geddes

Wits Theatre is proud to present Burn after its two sold out performances at the 969 Festival in July. Back by popular demand, the production is presented in association with Match Box Collective in collaboration with Liquid Fusion. This full length dance theatre duet explores the tense relationship between Earth and Man, and how the two hold each other to ransom. Burn is strong, powerful and explosive, testing the limits of the human body.

The unknown future rolls towards us. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. Could we wake up one day to find the world on fire? Maybe we will not see it coming and not be able to stop it.

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Fire exists as a duality of life and death, it nurtures and threatens. Inspired in part by ‘Fire on the Mountain’ by Arthur Golding, fire represents a tool that separates humankind from the animals and represents both savagery and hope.

Choreographed and directed by Matchbox Theatre Collective’s Bailey Snyman and performed by Liquid Fusion’s Mark Tatham and Daniel Geddes, BURN chronicles man’s relationship with Mother Earth. BURN is an epic tale told through dance about man’s discovery of the world he inhabits and the consequences of his unprecedented failure to preserve this relationship.

BURN walks the tenuous line between past, present and future of our collective history with fire and results in an explosive conclusion that comments on the visible effects of our inability to preserve our precious resources.

Fresh from performances in Iceland, Norway, Greece the show went on to a run in Grahamstown where the it won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival, 2016. BURN exhilarates with relentless choreography as two men navigate the creation myth, the art of war and the desolation of post-apocalyptic destruction.

BURN’s original soundtrack composed by Geddes and edited by Snyman is a haunting exploration of fire and an emotional tribute to this planet we call home.

Music, bodies and choreography collude in a life that becomes a race with the fire.

BURN premiered during an artistic residency at The Freezer Theatre in Iceland in March 2016, before moving on to performances in Norway and Greece. It continued with a run at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in July where it won a prestigious Standard Bank Ovation Award in July 2016.

Humanity is the Earth’s most intimate friend

Age restriction: PG

Links to reviews, further details, and multimedia for Burn below:

Newspaper Review:
CUE – (The article is on Page 17, Touched by a Flame by Jessica White)

About the Show:
– http://www.liquidfusionsa.com/burn
PRODUCTION: Burn; choreographed and directed by Bailey Snyman

VENUE: Wits Downstairs Theatre, Braamfontein East Campus
Free parking is available in Senate House; the entrance is on Jorissen Street, Braamfontein
SEASON: Friday 14 October at 20h00, Saturday 15 October at 20h00 and Sunday 16 October at 15h00
RUNNING TIME: Forty-five minutes; no interval.
BOOKING: www.webtickets.co.za

Full price R 80.00 Full price R 85.00
Discount for students and pensioners R 70.00 Discount for students and pensioners R 75.00
Blockbookings R 60.00

ENQUIRIES: 011 717 1376 / Catherine.pisanti@wits.ac.za
For updates please visit www.wits.ac.za/witstheatre

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