An ironical playful body, caught between sin, transformation, decay and brilliance, using the seven deadly sins on a journey through a requiem to humanity with the third world still on stage and the first world paying to be part of the show. A piece made for a next generation South African performer, full of positive and inquiring notions, but dealing with the destruction we continue to create for the next generation, wondering if it is possible, as South Africans, to colonise Mozart while using the everyday as a vehicle.
Robyn Orlin is born in 1955 in Johannesburg, Orlin studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance (1975–1980) and completed her master’s in fine art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1990–1993). Consistently working on her own work in South Africa since, using different media, she’s been nicknamed “a permanent irritation” and is known for reflecting the difficult and complex realities in her country.
The full title of the performance is: AND SO YOU SEE... OUR HONOURABLE BLUE SKY AND EVER ENDURING SUN... CAN ONLY BE CONSUMED SLICE BY SLICE...
The performance is presented in collaboration with Dansens Hus. Supported by Institut francais de Norvège.
A proposal by Robyn Orlin
Dancer Albert Silindokuhle IBOKWE Khoza
Costumes Marianne Fassler
Lights Laïs Foulc
Stage manager Thabo Pule
Administration and production Damien Valette
Assistance and coordination Louise Bailly
Production City Theater & Dance Group, Damien Valette Prod
Thanks to Philippe Lainé for the use of images and Léopard Frock’s team
Co-production City Theater & Dance Group; Festival Montpellier Danse 2016.