iKapa Dance Theatre Productions presents the Exhilarating Production ‘The Stadium’ at Alliance Française on Wednesday 30 September 2009.
The news is out! iKapa Dance Theatre is giving you a second chance to see their first full length production for the 2009 season. In keeping with their innovative approach to dance, they will be staging their much acclaimed avante garde production, The Stadium, choreographed by South African Andile Sotiya. The Stadium, performed previously in London and Leeds in 2003, and by iKapa Dance Theatre at Artscape in July 09 fulfills its promise to engage audiences through its experimental deconstruction of the status quo definitions of society and art.
The production uses the cultural complexity of stadiums as urban, creative spaces to re-evaluate the dominance of high-art in a world that is increasingly being characterized by the triumph of the popular. The choreography revolves around games, issues and athletic dancing, breaking down the barriers that inhibit us to play with the pieces of our urban existence. This, according to Andile, is especially relevant in South Africa, where stadiums are used for cultural events as diverse as concerts, political rallies, sports games and even funerals.
The directors have used the adaptability of the piece to reconstruct stadium to fit within the performance area. Therefore, even if you have seen the production before you will, no doubt, enjoy the restaging as though you are seeing it for the first time. Every new performance space brings with it a fresh character and energy that will guarantee a engaging theatrical experience.
iKapa Dance Theatre was originally established and registered as a Non-profit organisation in July 2007. Since then founders and artistic directors, Theo Ndindwa and Tanya Arshamian, have grown the company to a full-fledged operation, listing top-notch dancers. A key focus of iKapa is its outreach program, which brings the joy and passion of dancing to hundreds of disadvantaged kids in the townships.
Type: Dance performance
Venue: Alliance Francaise of Cape Town, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town
Date: Wednesday 30 September
Cost: R50 per person