And Not A Word Was Spoken

A screendance film about two people in a relationship that undergoes a transformation when the space between them becomes difficult to navigate. Do they recover, mend and heal the scar tissue between them in the confined space they share when the closeness of the other becomes too much? In a post-pandemic world, how do we (re)claim the spaces we share(d) with the ones we hold close? As they seek out emotional rescue, do they find their world the same place or has it shifted?

  • Ticket Price: R35.00
  • Genre: Film
  • Duration (minutes): 38
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: June 23, 2022 00:00 - July 31, 2022 23:59
  • Language: English

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Concept, Director: Jacques Batista
Choreography: Jacques Batista, Leilah Kirsten, Richard-Dean Sumares
Filming: Jacques Batista
Original Score: Kendal Beadon


Jacques Batista
A versatile theatre – and filmmaker, Batista’s projects range from devising Physical Theatre to acting in and directing Shakespeare. In addition to being enrolled at Rhodes University doing an MA (Drama) focusing on dance/film, Batista is a Dramatic Arts educator, has moderated practical examinations for the Department of Education and is working towards becoming a Certified Movement Analyst with the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies. The short film, As If the Rain Watched Over Her, which he conceived and choreographed, won a Standard Bank Ovation Award Blue at the 2021 National Arts Festival in Makhanda.

Leilah Kirsten
Leilah Kirsten is a South African movement artist and coach with a necessity to express her human experience through the moving body. Coming from a Contemporary Dance and Theatre background, she offers a diverse movement practice that incorporates release technique, floorwork, improvisation and partnering. She has been a freelance teacher and performer since 2012 and currently runs her own business, Movement Practice, full time alongside engaging in collaborations with fellow artists and performance projects. She aims to inspire curiosity in audiences and students and transport them into their own creative sanctuaries.

Richard-Dean Sumares
Richard-Dean Sumares is a mixed movement artist and movement coach from Cape Town. Working as a personal trainer, Richard-Dean was inspired by the work of several movement coaches and trainers which led him to explore yoga, capoeira, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, contemporary dance and contact improvisation which ultimately led him into enrolling in artistic residencies and performance. Most recently, he completed a short programme in contemporary dance at PERA School of Performing Arts.

Kendal Donovan Beadon
Kendal Donovan Beadon is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter/composer from Gqeberha. Aside from writing music across a wide range of genres for group and solo performances and recordings, he is also involved in creating music for visual media, whether it be TV adverts, independent films and documentaries or theatre/video works. Ever in search of the “happy accident”, he enjoys the process of collaborating with others across creative disciplines, as it opens up new possibilities for expression.