Via Katlehong (Johannesburg) / Amala Dianor & Marco da Silva Ferreira
28 – 29 Oct 2022
| Dance / 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.
Choreography: First part – førm Inførms: Marco Da Silva Ferreira Second part – Emaphakathini: Amala Dianor Dancers: Julia Burnhams, 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