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Via Injabulo

Via Katlehong (Johannesburg) / Amala Dianor & Marco da Silva Ferreira  

28 – 29 Oct 2022Dance / performance

Via Injabulo is the name of the new dance event by the Via Katlehong company in collaboration with two recognised names in European dance: Amala Dianor and Marco da Silva Ferreira. The South African company is back on tour in Europe after the great success of its Via Kanana programme. Named after a township near Johannesburg, the company focuses on South African protest culture. The dancers are gifted Tap Pantsula performers, a unique dance style combining Pantsula, Step, and Gumboots dance. For their new creation, Via Katlehong invites two choreographers. Amala Dianor deepens his hybrid and rhythmic dance with Emaphakathini. He takes the stories of the dancers and combines them with those of their country. Marco da Silva Ferreira, inspired by various urban dances, takes on a metamorphosis of bodies with førm Inførms, releasing a cultural and political memory made up of rebellion and the rage to live.

Afterwards on Oct 28: talk with the artists

On Oct 29: optionally with audio description


Price info

Price group C: 20 € / red. 9 €
Evening box office: + 1 €
Tanzherbst-Abo: 28 € / Three performances




First part –  førm Inførms: Marco Da Silva Ferreira
Second part – Emaphakathini: Amala Dianor
Dancers: Julia Burnham, Katleho Lekhula, Monicca Magoro, Lungile Mahlangu, Tshepo Mohlabane, Kgadi Motsoane, Thato Qofela and Abel Vilakazi
Music førm Inførms : Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
Music Emaphakathini : Awir Leon
Lighting: Cárin Geada
Costumes / Stylism førm Inførms : Dark Dindie styling concept 
Costumes / Stylism Emaphakathini : Julia Burnham 
Stage Manager: Alexander Farmer
Project Directors: Buru Mohlabane and Steven Faleni (Via Katlehong)
Booking : Damien Valette
Coordination : Louise Bailly
Production : Via Katlehong Dance, Damien Valette Prod
Coproduction : Chaillot Théâtre National de la Danse, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Maison de la Danse - Lyon, Festival DDD - Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire Atlantique, Créteil - Maison des Arts, Festival d’Avignon, Espace 1789 – Scène conventionnée danse de Saint-Ouen
Thanks to the City of Ekurhuleni : Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Department
Duration: 60 minutes with intermission

Audiodeskription: Gravity Access Services Berlin: audio description and access management wird unterstützt durch DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz
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