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PREMONITIONS (article first published : 2007-05-6)

The multi-award winning Flatfoot Dance Company, present their new season of cutting edge and politically risky contemporary dance theatre in the up-coming Premonitions at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Featuring the combined talents of choreographers David Gouldie and Lliane Loots, Premonitions is not just, as the title suggests, omens and signs and visions of a South African future, but the insight of two remarkable dance makers as they delve into their own head and hearts. David Gouldie and Lliane Loots offer flip sides of a dance coin with two new full length works that promises to astound audiences with the sheer virtuosity of the five resident dancers of Flatfoot.

Having taken a sabbatical from choreography for the past two years to pursue the start up of his own highly successful events company, David Gouldie returns to the contemporary dance scene as a prized guest choreographer to Flatfoot. His work, Part One of Premonitions, is an edgy, and sometimes humorous, exploration of the sexual tensions in contemporary relationships. Never shy to delve into the difficult sides of gender relations, his new work will certainly get you talking! Those who have been ardent fans of David Gouldie’s previous work and the evocative visual landscapes that he creates, will not be disappointed.

In Part Two of Premonitions, Flatfoot’s artistic director Lliane Loots has worked alongside two of Durban’s top artists in creating her remarkable – and sometimes uncomfortable – vision of our new world. With poetic text written especially for this work, Durban’s lauded poet Sally-Ann Murray adds her voice to the “premonitions”, while the video installations of Rike Sitas layer the work yet further, allowing Lliane Loots’s new dance work to cut to the heart of emerging gender relations in South Africa. This work finds her unconstrained, gentle and flowing dance language placed against the backdrop of intuitions and forewarnings of our own society going mad. She has never been shy to look at the cultural and social difficulties of her place of birth and this work promises not to disappoint.

This is local contemporary dance that is not afraid to pull all the creative and inventive punches. Come and be dazzled by the visions, dreams and premonitions of Flatfoot Dance Company.

Premonitions runs nightly at 19h30 from May 9 to 13 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Tickets R65 (R30 students/pensioners/scholars). Book through Computicket.

NB: This season of dance theatre is not suitable for audiences under the age of 14 years.




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