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DANCE PEOPLE 2002

PROGRAMME

1) "MAI JOHN"
Choreography: Viv Hamblin
Incidental Music: Phil Glass
Mai John - Leah Matereke
John - Gresham Museve
Baba John - Jonathan Kamupando
Narrator - Megan Allardice
Boots - Tawanda Njanja, Jackson Tick & Donald Maganya

 

A story written by the group inspired by the real efforts of Mai John and recent events. Why Mai John could not get home to the mine vote.

A Gumboot Dance from the story of "Mai John"

John's operation to remove a small piece of bone

2) "MOVING SILENCE"
Choreography: Viv Hamblin
Music: Requiem Op 48 by Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)

The Burghers of Calais by August Rodin (1840-1917)

Jackson Tick in "Kyrie"

The choreography for "Moving Silence" takes off from a view of the Burghers of Calais. The dance is written as a Requiem to the taking of responsibility for the past and ends with a hope for the future.

"The Burghers of Calais" by Rodin
A monumental work commemorating an incident in the 100years War between the English and the French. In 1347, the city of Calais was besieged by the English, led by King Edward III. Edward demanded the surrender of the city. To stop any further loss of life, the oldest Burgher, Eustace de Saint Pierre led a group of 6 Calais citizens to the English. However, thanks to the intercession of King Edward's wife Phillipa, the lives of all 6 Burghers were spared.

Images from the "Offertoire"

Shamila Kara & Jonathan Kamupando in "Pie Jesus"

Dance People Company: Megan Allardice, Leah Matereke, Tawanda Njanja, Jackson Tick, Donald Maganya, Jonathan Kamupando, Gresham Museve

I. "INTROIT & KYRIE"
II. "OFFERTOIRE"
III. "SANCTUS"
Dance People Company Dancers
with Sharon Burl & Rufaro Mudimu
IV. "PIE JESUS"
Shamila Kara & Jonathan Kamupando
V. "AGNUS DEI"
VI. "LIBERAME"
VII. "IN PARADISUM"
Leila Byrne, Julian Culverhouse, Danielle Davies, Rachael Edmonds, Shamila Kara, Emma Latham, Kudzai Meda, Ruvimbo Mtisi, Rumbidzai Mutukumira, Benny Ndawana, Helen Van de Zaag

In Paradisum

Thursday 28th March only: DANCE PEOPLE are joined by Jimi Makurumbandi, making his first appearance since winning the NACZ -NAMA 2002 award for "BEST DANCER". He had just returned from Norway and will dance two solos's "The Judgement" and "Ngorozi".

Image of Dance People 2001. C Hamblin

Jimi Makurumbandi dances "Ngorozi" from the DANCE PEOPLE production "Return Flight" July 2001
DANCE PEOPLE MARCH 2002
Leah Matereke, studied on the Dance Foundation Course at the National Ballet. She has worked with DANCE PEOPLE since HIFA 99, also with Essence of Women and toured to the Grahamstown Festival 2000 with Stillwater Collaborations, directed by Anna Morris. She has worked as a model and currently teaches handicapped children on the National Ballet Outreach Programme.
Jonathan Kamupando, as a student on the first Dance Foundation Course in 1989, became a founder member of DANCE PEOPLE. He has toured with them to Chimanimani Festival and with Stillwater collaborations to The Grahamstown Festival 2000. He has been teaching on the National Ballet Outreach Programme for ten years.
Megan Allardice has been with DANCE PEOPLE since HIFA 1999, and also danced with Essence of Women in HIFA 2001. She comes from New Zealand, where she did a degree in Philosophy. Not only a dancer, she is a poet and writer.
Jackson Tick has been with DANCE PEOPLE since HIFA 2001 and graduated from the National Ballet Dance Foundation Course in Dec 2001
Gresham Museve, Donald Maganya, & Tawanda Njanja graduated from the National Ballet Dance Foundation Course in Dec 2001.

Light: Amanda Mileson
Childrens' Costumes: Claire Latham & Ros Byrne
Sound: Andrew McClymont Graphics: Chris Hamblin

THANKS to : Reps, Tony Miles & Dave Smeda, TUMBUKA & National Ballet, Maxwell Sibanda of Daily News, Bruce Vaughan of Imaging Solutions, Mary Goggin, Armin Kirchmair, Fatima Kara, Spotlight , Elastic Band for the PA, & our friends & relatives for their continued support.

Links to DANCE PEOPLE pages

DANCE PEOPLE

DANCE PEOPLE in HIFA 2000

DANCE PEOPLE in HIFA 1999

DANCE PEOPLE "RETURN FLIGHT" 2001

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