And so you see… our honourable blue sky and ever enduring sun… can only be consumed slice by slice…
Performed by Albert Ibokwe Khoza
Thu, Sep 22–Sat, Sep 24
New York Live Arts
In this powerful, solo dance piece from famed South African choreographer Robyn Orlin, dancer Albert Ibokwe Khoza embodies the creative energy of a younger generation with their intense desire to change society. Orlin’s movements create a space and narrative where the single body grapples with the future of surrounding humanity while considering its own individual self, history and identity.
Robyn Orlin was born in 1955 in Johannesburg. Nicknamed “a permanent irritation” in South Africa, she is well known for reflecting the difficult and complex realities in her country by integrating different media together.
One often owes her uniqueness to her entertaining performance piece titles. More recent performances include “Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position”… at the Biennale de Lyon in September 2012. This piece was performed at Théâtre national de Chaillot for the Official Opening of the South African season in France. In 2013 she created “In a world full of butterflies, it takes balls to be a Caterpillar “… in Reunion Island and at Bastille theater part of Festival d’Automne à Paris. In 2014, she created a new piece for Festival d’Avignon, with the dancers of Ecole des Sable of Germaine Acogny entitled, “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves.”
Albert Silindokuhle Ibokwe Khoza
Albert Silindokuhle Ibokwe Khoza has been performing since the age of 10.
In 2005, he joined the Hillbrow theatre under the help and mentoring of Michael Linda Mkhwanazi, Khoza and his fellow classmates created plays that won numerous awards with devised plays like flat 309, Umama uyangichaza which he walked away with winner for best actor (2005), best supporting acting and best character (2006), best theatre group (2007), best cameo (2008) for the inner city drama festival. Khoza has worked with many directors including Gys De vilious, Warona Seane, Kabi Thulo, and Tarryn Lee, amongst many others.
Distribution: A proposal by Robyn Orlin
Dancer: Albert Silindokuhle Ibokwe Khoza
Costumes: Marianne Fassler
Lights: Laïs Foulc
Video Manager: Thabo Pule
Booking: Damien Valette
Coordination: Louise Bailly
Stage Manager & Master Electrician: Jean-Marc L’Hostis