Taking place 24 - 28 April 2019
Programmes starting at 6:30 and 8pm daily
Co-curated by Phala O Phala and David Thatanelo April, Season 5 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea sees traditional forms of art and performance being re-imagined through free-spirited, transdisciplinary collaboration and the alternative realities made possible by technology.
Through a series of short-form 11-minute epics as well as 3-minute 360 VR films, Season 5 will attempt to make sense of embodied narratives and contemporary spiritualities. It will present performances that refuse to begin, and posit the outcomes of stories that have been lost to history. Internal monologues will be rendered tangible through virtual reality, and cityscapes will find grounding in an experimental opera.
Above all else, vulnerability, imperfection, and a move towards the unknown will find resonance through a pursuit for the less good idea.
Julia Zenzie Burnham is a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher, and performing artist who received her training at Moving into Dance, Mophatong and Vuyani Dance Theatre, respectively.
Burnham is interested in exploring the fear that comes with new ideas, through merging her pre-existing mediums of performance with artists who work across the realms of visual art, music and more. She is also curious about the role that observation plays in exploring one’s own practice, and using the act of watching others as a springboard for embracing the unknown.
For Season 5 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Burnham will be collaborating with artists such as Sonia Radebe and Themba Mbuli to further explore the possibilities of dance, and of the body, as a communicative tool.
FOUNDER | William Kentridge
ANIMATEUR FOR THE CENTRE | Bronwyn Lace
CINEMATOGRAPHY AND EDITING | Noah Cohen
PROJECT MANAGER | Shruthi Nair
LIGHTING | Oliver Hauser
SOUND | SoulFire Studios
STAGE MANAGEMENT | Hayleigh Evans and PopArt Productions
WRITING | Dave Mann
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi