Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Untouchables Empire presents Wo(men)

The piece is Choreographed by the award-winning choreographer and director Linda Lee Mhlongo, and produced by the UK based Oupa Mthimkulu, who is originally from Soweto in South Africa. The dance theatre work features the international performer, Sibusiso Kubeka, and the unparalleled talent of Andronica Maakamela who is a fresh graduate from East Rand School of the Arts. The phenomenon of patriarchy has been met with various responses by different communities around the world, and we have recently seen the ‘me too’ campaign that began in the US, whereby women are coming out to lambast at men that are alleged to have mistreated them in the entertainment industry.

Wo(men) explores the theme of patriarchy using the medium of movement, tracing the innocence of girls from childhood to when they become  women, and their interaction with men. This cutting-edge dance theatre work developed under the guidance of Oupa Mthimkulu who is himself a legendary all-rounder artist, uses contemporary dance with tastes of African, Indian, and Street dance to explore the theme of patriarchy. Performances are on 20th and 21st April 2018 at Thapong, as part of the Maitisong Festival.

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