Family friendly

Die Dans van my heenkoms

Sat Jul 17, 06:00 - Tue Aug 17, 23:00

Event is online


Die Dans Van My Heenkoms (The Dance of My Origin) examines iterations of the dance-work, Bolero, over four decades of South African history. By witnessing the evolution of this distinctive choreographic work, the film tells the story of contemporary dance as the expression of successive struggles for emancipation. Through the narration of leading choreographer, Alfred Hinkel, the film tells the ongoing story of South African contemporary dance as liberation from its received colonial forms, to the embodiment of the multiple and intersecting cultural layers of South African dance expressions. Shadowing the slow accumulation of Ravel’s musical composition, Die Dans Van My Heenkoms, explores how contemporary dance mirrors South Africa’s emancipatory destiny.

-Liora Lazarus (Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia)

...Die Dans van my heenkoms is a timeless piece of choreography that digs deep into the South African history.

-Greg Maqoma (Vuyani Dance theatre)

 A beautiful piece of history captured in a most captivating and artistic way, engaging and touching from the start to end, while beautifully and sensitively performed by the Garage Dance Ensemble in fitting, real and authentic surroundings.

- Allison Hendricks (Dance for All)

Having performed and watched many many versions of Bolero over the decades, I was surprised and delighted to gain new insights and perspectives about this magnificent dance-narrative, told by visionary choreographer, Alfred Hinkel. This is an incredible piece of South African dance history, which has impacted thousands of dancers and dance lovers all over the world. A true dance legacy! 

-Debbie Goodman-Bhyat (Group CEO, Jack Hammer)