Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
DURBAN'S acclaimed Flatfoot Dance Company premieres its new season of work, Bloodlines, at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from September 30 to October 4.
The show features top dancers Jabu Siphika, Nobuhle Khawula, Shayna de Kock, Vusi Makanya, Sifiso Khumalo and Magesh Ngcobo.
Partnering up once again is Durban's David Gouldie and Lliane Loots who paired up in 2007 to create a season ofchoreographic work called Premonitions for Flatfoot. Both these works jointly won the prestigious 2007 KZN Dancelink award for choreography.
"In a strange way we have all been feeling quite profoundly about the kinds of bloodlines that make us African - we might not all agree but we have raised often heated discussions, and this is what art should do after all," says Loots.
"Dancing and being an artist with Flatfoot Dance Company is my life, not just a passion but the way I communicate and the way I express who I am," says Khumalo.
"This is not only proudly South African but also proudly Durban and proudly Flatfoot. Our next season of dance, called Bloodlines, is also about who we all are and where we come from.
"I make theatre and dance that brings the people I work with along with me - the dancers who are part of the creative process, the poet and the filmmaker."