Black Privilege

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Dance
PG

Language: Non-verbal
Choreographer: Mamela Nyamza
Company: Presented by the National Arts Festival

Black Privilege is informed by the notion and experience of rejection / decline of the other by the mainstream gate-keeping institutions. Themes of patronage, patronisation and hypocrisy will run through the piece, depicting the intention to provide opportunity, but with a misuse or abuse of current adversity. The #MeToo has also influenced this work but in the acute context of South Africa.

We live in a society where we are constantly judged and rejected. This piece seeks to show the hypocritical judgement provided by those who are quick to point out flaws but who are, themselves, not perfect. Judgement inevitably leads to rejection, feeling like trash and ash. Notwithstanding, and ultimately, success delayed is NOT success denied!

Rejected/Unsung/Misjudged Heroines are revived and re-celebrated through this art-work.

CREDITS:
Choreography, Direction and Conception: Mamela Nyamza
Body painting: Morag Pringle
Dramaturge: Sello Pesa
Set & Lighting Design: Wilhelm Disbergel
Stage Manager: Buntu Thyali

 

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