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By BRUCE DENNILL
Dance Umbrella: Double Bill / Downstairs Theatre, Wits Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Sick / Choreographed by Gustin Makgeledisa 4
In-Time / Choreographed by Phumlani Nyanga & Thabo Kobeli 6
Double bills can be fascinating things, particularly when the productions involved are markedly different, thematically and stylistically. Such was the case in this instance, with angst being about the only overlap between Sick, by Taelo Dance Theatre, and In-Time, by Free State Dance Theatre and Phumlani Nyanga.
Sick is, according to the programme, “drawn from researched material based on human trafficking and prostitution.” That’s brutal subject matter to interpret via any means of artistic expression, and with only movement and costumes on offer, the depth of interpretation possible is always likely to be limited. So it proves for this six-dancer cast –…
To read the complete pARTicipate review visit http://www.brucedennill.co.za/dance-review-double-bill-sick-in-time-reflections-on-erections-or-energy-on-the-clock/