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.
Shanell Winlock-Pailman is an award-winning dancer and choreographer, Shanell has trained and worked with Moving into Dance Mophatong in Johannesburg, The School of Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels, and Akram Khan Dance Company in the UK.
Winlock-Pailman embraces the spirit of collaboration in all that she does, constantly seeking to further her own practice through interdisciplinary means of engagement with fellow artists.
For Season 5 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Winlock-Pailman and Omogolo Onkaetse are exploring the process of un-dancing the dance and will be collaborating a new piece exploring the ideas of struggle, language, trauma, and disparate journeys.
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