SONKE SISONKE / EVERY BODY

A mesmerizing work of great artistic, social and political significance, the piece was inspired by the dancers’ own stories and experiences.

SONKE SISONKE / EVERY BODY

[2002]

An international collaboration with the South African dance company Moving Into Dance Mophatong. A mesmerizing work of great artistic, social and political significance, the piece was inspired by the dancers’ own stories and experiences.

A co-production between Joe Ink and Moving into Dance Mophatong

CHOREOGRAPHER: Joe Laughlin
CREATION/PERFORMANCE: Constance Kau, Lesole Maine, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Khabo Qubeka, Thoko Seganye, Muzi Shili
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Nhlanhla Mahlangu
MUSIC: Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Evelyn Glennie, Underworld

DANCERS: Constance Kau, Lesole Maine, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Khabo Qubeka. Thoko Seganye, Muzi Shili

PRESS

“What was gorgeous was the movement. At times the dance dripped with raw energy. Hints of ritualistic African gestures – dancers stepping with flexed feet or grinding their hips – gave the work’s modern vocabulary all the more zest.”

– Adrienne Sichel, The Johannesburg Star

“Repressive racial, gender and cultural stereotyping surface in Ink’s Sonke Sisonke / Every Body a poetic collage about mother Africa and her children. This dance theatre work tackles the weight of death and the value of life and language – verbal, vocal and physical. Although created for a series of Canadian children’s festivals, Sonke Sisonke has a striking local relevance….

– Excerpt from The Johannesburg Star, South Africa March 12, 2002

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