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ACTS OF LOVE UNDER A SOUTHERN MOON (article first published : 2005-05-5)

The innovative Flatfoot Dance Company will present Acts of Love under a Southern Moon from May 10 to 15 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and from May 19 to 21 at the Hexagon Theatre, Pietermaritzburg.

With choreography by award winning Lliane Loots and visuals by Durban-based artist, Doung Anwar Jahangeer, Acts of Love under a Southern Moon, is a new full-length dance theatre work that explores notions of love and being in love against the backdrop of South Africa's history.

“A journey into the Karoo reveals Helen Martins’ Owl House and the physical and spiritual journey of a lost South African soul searching for her metaphoric Mecca,” explains Lliane Loots. “We will take you on a journey into this landscape where we all begin to search for our Mecca – for that which is our emotional and spiritual East as people on this tip of Southern Africa.

“Catching sight of the wandering albatross and its return to shore only every nine months, its destiny to mate for life and its need to breed in the same spot every second year, becomes a symbolic act for all of us who call this land ‘home’,” she adds.

Acts Of Love Under A Southern Moon dives headlong into the difficult questions around what it means to love; be this romantic love, love of the land and the soil of Africa, love of the people, a grandmother’s love for a young boy caught in the rural violence of apartheid KwaZulu-Natal, love of oneself; and the need in mankind to find a place of stillness and rest.

In the now-recognisable style of Flatfoot Dance Company, dance, text, poetry and video seamlessly intertwine in a dance work that promises to transport audiences into episodes of remembrance that are both personal and political.

The work features provocative visual installations by Durban based artist Doung Anwar Jahangeer. Layering the work yet further are the silver sleek voices and poetic talents of Quincy Fynn (lead vocalist of Big Idea), Iain Robinson and Nathan Redpath (better know as Ewok and King Babar) from Durban’s hottest Hip-Hop band Illuminating Shadows. With immeasurable talent for rhymes and poetry, working in the Dub poet and Hip-Hop genre, these three voices join together to create vocals, music and text for Acts Of Love Under A Southern Moon.

“This work is a gentle and beautiful trip into what it is, as South Africans, that we have to love, what it is that we have to stay for and what it is we have to look forward to,” says Lliane Loots.

Tickets R40 (R25 student/scholar/pensioner) booked through Computicket. All performances are at 19h30.




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