South African choreographer Robyn Orlin reveals in her work the difficult and complex reality of her country. Endlessly pushing the boundaries of performance, she integrates words, videos and visual art into her work with humour, extravagance and subversion. This production pays homage to the Zulu workers who turn into Swankas on Saturday nights, allowing themselves to be judged for their fashion sense and sophistication by a jury.
The artistic team
Robyn Orlin : Choregraphy
Nadine Hutton : Video
Erik Houllier : Lights
Alexandre de Dardel : Scenography
Birgit Neppl : Costumes
Olivier Bériot assisté de Luc Guering : Ann Masina’s dress
Adolphus Mbuyisa, Vusumuzi Kunene, Simon Khoza, Mcebo Zondo
Ignatius van Heerden, Rafael Linares, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Ann Masina, Toni Morkel
Co-production : city theatre and dance group, johannesburg, cwci fund, south africa, fnb dance umbrella, johannesburg, market theatre, johannesburg, theatre de la ville, paris, theatre de la place, liege, grand theatre de la ville de luxembourg, conseil general de seine-saint-denis.