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Dance
All ages

Language: Non-verbal
Director: Wendi Abrahams
Featured Artists: Nina Abrahams, Shannon Bester, Brooklyn Conradie, Mekhi deGruchy, Zoe Koeries, Jenna Koopman, Zoe Lemore, Georgia Mehl, Kirsten Okkers, Tara Roos, Cidney Stringer, Chelsea Swarts, Tamara Williams
Company: 34/18 Youth Dance Company

“…intelligent choreography in various styles … a wonderful demonstration of the wealth of talent there is in South Africa that sadly doesn’t always get the chance to flourish that it deserves.” – David Mead, Seeing Dance UK

Thirteen dancers, five young South African choreographers and the experience of artistic director Wendi Abrahams makes for a reboot of contemporary dance at its highest level.

The acclaimed 34/18 Youth Dance Company from Grassy Park in Cape Town fuses ballet, contemporary and a bit of hiphop in a remix of classical dancing. The company returns to the National Arts Festival after receiving a Standard Bank Encore Ovation Award for their work Momentum in 2017.

34/18 Youth Dance Company is named for the co-ordinates of Cape Town, which lies at 34 degrees latitude, 18 degrees longitude. They performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, receiving overwhelming support and standing ovations.

 

One Comment

  1. bronwynherring 30 June 2019 at 5:50 pm

    This group of dancers brings energy, confidence and pure talent to the stage. The authentic style of the choreography reflects the playfulness as well as some of the more serious realities of life in Cape Town. Well done ladies!

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