Performance

VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From17th October 2019
To19th October 2019
When19:45
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

Vuyani Dance Theatre

Vuyani Dance TheatreT1791468153
Maqoma began his dance training at Moving Into Dance and went on to PARTS where he studied under Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Among others in Europe, he collaborated with such respected Western dance artists as Akram Khan. He has gone on to establish himself as one of South Africa's leading artists.


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Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Bolero

Carried by the singing of an African Isicathamiya choir, Cion stands for hope against the darkness, transfixing us with choreography of rhythmic dexterity and ecstatic intensity. Gregory Maqoma embodies professional mourner Toloki ? a character inspired by the protagonist of Zakes Mda's novels Ways of Dying and Cion. As he confronts a universe in which greed, power and religion lead so often to the trivialization of death and loss, his lament unfolds to Ravel's Bolero, interpreted here through the stirring device of percussion and voice. Making his third Dance Umbrella appearance since 2015, Maqoma, one of South Africa's most celebrated artists is joined by eight gifted performers from Vuyani Dance Theatre and four vocalists. Part of Dance Umbrella

Company

Choreographer Gregory Maqoma
DramaturgShanell Winlock
Musical Director Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Costume BlackCoffee
Design Oiver Hauser
Lighting Mannie Manim
Sound Ntuthuko Mbuyazi
Performer Ernest Balene
Performer Nathan Botha
Performer Katleho Lekhula
Performer Lungile Mahlangu
Performer Thabang Mojapelo
Performer Smangaliso Ngwenya
Performer Otto Andile Nhlapo
Performer Itumeleng Tsoeu
Performer Roseline Wilkens
Performer Simphiwe Bonongo (musician)
Performer Zandile Hlatshwayo (musician)
Performer Siphiwe Nkabinde (musician)
Performer Sbusiso Shozi (musician)

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