Piece for 8 dancers

Via Kanana

Via Katlehong & Gregory Maqoma

creation 2018

Chorégraphie : Gregory Maqoma

Création musicale : Samuel Makhathade Khabane

Création lumières : Oliver Hauser

Vidéaste : Jurgen Meekel

Costumes : DarkDindie Styling Concepts

Texte : The Key-note speech by Prof. PLO Lumumba at the 3rd Anti- Corruption Convention that took place on 2nd December 2013. At Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda

Danseurs : Tshepo Nchabeleng, Thato Qofela, Andile Nhlapo, Tshepo Mohlabane, Teboho Molelekeng, Abel Vilakazi, Julia Burnham, Lenela Laballo

Technicien lumière : David Hlatshwayo

Directeur du projet : Buru Mohlabane

Producteur : Steven Mpiyakhe Faleni

Administration et production en France : Damien Valette

Assistance et coordination en France : Marion Paul

Coproduction : Via Katlehong Dance,
 Maison de la Danse, La Villette, Châteauvallon – Scène nationale
Remerciements : The Centre for the Less Good Idea, un espace incubateur pour les arts à Maboneng, Johannesburg, fondé par William Kentridge


En collaboration avec le Théâtre de Liège qui présente également le spectacle les 26 et 27 janvier 2018 à l’occasion du festival Pays de Danses.

Ces représentations s’inscrivent dans le réseau Tour de Dance dont Charleroi danse et le Théâtre de Liège sont partenaires.

South African company Via Katlehong was formed in 1992 in a deprived part
of Johannesburg and has turned Pantsula culture into a protest movement. It contrasts unemployment and crime with whistled and sung dance combining tap dance, step, the tap shoes and gumboots of South African miners, dance featuring clapping hands and slapping thighs. For this new production, the seven dancers, led by their mentor Buru Mohlabane, turned to the renowned choreographer Gregory Maqoma. With the dancers and a musician who uses the voice like an instrument, the rhythm of the percussion leads the troupe in a great choral chord in which the story is supported by music created by the moving bodies.
 A choral piece that de es adversity and fear to make a plea for life. The title Kanana in the Sotho language evokes a promised land that does not keep its promise and which, declares Maqoma, urges us to seek out the real promise.

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Sam. 10.02.2018 — Atelier gumboots
14:00 > 16:00
Charleroi — Les Ecuries

Informations & inscriptions
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