LEADING choreographer Vuyani Gregory Maqoma will present Four Seasons, a dance notation that aims to interrogate the interface between the human race and Mother Earth, at the Dance
Factory in Newtown from Thursday.
The show, which will have a brief season, premieres on Thursday and closes on Saturday.
The renowned and globetrotting Maqoma is a phenomenon that continues to define the moral degeneration of the human race and the detrimental effect it has on the world and dynamic Mother Earth in particular.
Maqoma explains his work saying: "Four Seasons is a dance performance that depicts the destruction and deterioration of the human mind.
"It seeks to show the disregard for ourselves and life as a whole. It depicts destruction towards each other as human beings and towards the Earth.
"At the same time it seeks to embrace the beauty of this planet and strives to give hope to generations to come."
He says though the piece is simple, it has a hard-hitting message that attempts to identify with the world as to where it comes from to where it is going. It presents the message that the world is at the mercy of and in human hands.
Four Seasons embodies a narrative about a dying world. Maqoma aims to take his audience from its winter season of loss and despair, meandering through to summer as the hope of a new beginning dawns.
Maqoma has toured the world and is one of the more respected choreographers in South Africa. He has performed in countries such as Britain, Switzerland, Mexico, Burkina Faso and France.
Tickets can be bought at Computicket.