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Via Kanana

Gregory Maqoma / Via Katlehong Dance

Kanana is a Sotho word referred to a promised land that has never existed: what was bound to be a free and prosperous space is, in fact, a land full of greed and corruption. In Via Kanana, however, the dream of a better world overtakes that of the nightmare. The world has changed from what we imagined, we are all victims, overwhelmed by fear, says Gregory Maqoma, one of the creators of the show. The work hides the dark cloud and brings us light and hope, and it rebels against the fear of living. It's a cry to life. Through rhythm, percussion, dance and a choir of voices, Via Kanana proposes an exit towards coexistence and peace, hence the path to the promised land.

On 15th march (12 h, CC Barceloneta) Buru Mohlabahne, director of Via Katlehong and codirector of the performance, will offer a master class aimed at dancers trained in any form of dance and all levels. Further information on pg. 76.

Born in Soweto in 1973, Gregory Maqoma was interested in dance in the late 80ies, as a way to escape the political tensions of his country. Currently, he is a choreographer, dancer, scene director and internationally recognized teacher. As regards Via Katlehong, it was established in 1992 as a community-oriented company to train young people from Katlehong, a South African town with a high crime rate, and help them flee from a permanent state of conflict. Led by Steven Faleni and Buru Mohlabane, Via Katlehong now includes a community dance school and a stable group of eighteen members.

 

Schedule shows

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Teatre Joventut
15 March at 20:30
Teatre Joventut
16 March at 20:00

Show details

Price
22 €
Duration
60 min
Choreography
Gregory Maqoma
Musical composition
Samuel Makhathade Khabane
Vídeo
Jurgen Meekel
Lighting design Oliver Hauser Costume design
Oliver Hauser (de Hauser Lighting Design)
Vestuari
DarkDindie Styling Concepts
With
Tshepo Nchabeleng, Thato Qofela, Andile Nhlapo, Tshepo Mohlabane, Teboho Diphehlo, Abel Vilakazi, Nomasonto Radebe i Boitumelo Tshupa
Production director
Steven Mpiyakhe Faleni
Director of the project
Buru Mohlabane
Photography in b / n
David Goldblatt
Production
Damien Valette Prod
Coproduction
Via Katlehong Dance, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, La Villette, París, Châteauvallon, Scène Nationale
Administration and production in France
Damien Valette
Assistance and coordination in France
Margot Lahalle
Acknowledgments
The Centre for the Less Godd Idea (Maboneng, Johannesburg)
Lighting technician
Alexander Farmer

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