Via Kanana

Du 26/01 au 27/01/2018 Salle de la Grande Main

Grégory Maqoma / Via Katlehong

The opening performance of the festival features the striking alliance between the Johannesburg Choreographer, Gregory Maqoma, considered one of the most talented choreographer of his generation and the famous Via Katlehong Dance Company.  The Company takes its name from a township located in one of the underprivileged neighbourhoods where the South African rebellion culture was born. Together, they derive from the origins of the pantsula, this popular and oppositional street dance, virtuoso in its speed. On songs and devilish music, the eight dancers reproduce the daily anti-apartheid gestures that made it possible for an entire population to revolt. Via Kanana (the promised land that we didn’t have) braves fear and goes beyond broken dreams in a supercharged fresco that exudes light and hope.

Chorégraphe Gregory Maqoma

Danseurs Tshepo Nchabeleng, Tshepo Mohlabane, Thato Qofela, Abel Vilakazi, Teboho

Molelekeng, Andile Nhlapo, Lenela Lenallo, Julia Burnham

Lumière et images Olivier Hauser et Jurgen Meekel

Régie générale David Hlatshwayo

Assistant du chorégraphe Buru Mohlabane

Production en Afrique du sud Steven Faleni

Administration et production en France Damien Valette

Assistance et coordination en France Joséphine Pannier Léonard

Coproduction Via Katlehong Dance, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, La Villette / Paris, Châteauvallon / Scène nationale

Remerciements à The Centre for the Less Good Idea, un espace incubateur pour les arts à Maboneng, Johannesburg, fondé par William Kentridge

 

Dans le cadre de Tour de Dance, en partenariat avec Charleroi danse qui présente le spectacle le 9/02/2018.