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Is Everything Connected?

Dance / Centenery Hall

The performance begins by exploring the climate crisis from the perspective of marginalized groups and minorities, who statistically have less of a contribution to the crisis, yet are impacted the most.
Who are these people?
Are they discovering the gentle power of girlhood, womanhood, and the transition from one to the other?
Are they inspired by the moments that make us feel like everything is falling on us, when we hear our internal voices but none of them give a solution and rather, they make it worse?
Are these people affected on an individual level or on a communal level?
Are we them?
Are we all connected?

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Performed by Andres Martinez and Kemelo Sehlapelo

Economy of Freedom · Yves Tumor · Croatian Amor (djynxx bootleg)
King Most – “Paint Stones” 10″
Kojak Giant Sounds

The Chairman’s Waltz (from Memoirs of a Geisha) — John Williams
advice to young girls by Inga Copeland & Actress

Dreams by Nuages
Amalgamation Choir

Burner by Ross From Friends
Dream (instrumental) by Alan Watts + Superposition

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Andrés Martínez is a Costa Rican choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Budapest.
Following five years dancing for some of Costa Rica’s most celebrated choreographers and companies including Rogelio López, Nandayure Harley, Danza Universitaria Company, Ileana Álvarez, UNA Danza Joven. Internationally he has worked with choreographers and companies including Módulo Dance Company, Carmen Werner, Matrafisc Dance, Fernando Anuang’a, Fernando Hurtado, Farm in the Cave, Cienfuegos Danza in Estancias Coreográficas and Gustavo Oliveira.
He launched his own company to showcase his works in 2017. Steadily building an international reputation for creating, affecting and visually arresting works, that are particularly suited to small, middle scale theatres as well as non-theatre settings.
Past productions include Frecuencia 35, ¿Débil?, Me fuí…, Décalage, Tripalium Factum, Physical Score. International touring includes Mexico, Spain, Cuba, USA, Guatemala, Hungary, Czech Republic, UK and Italy. Future plans include Citizens (2021 – 2022); a work inspired by the play “Ciudad Sitiada” (Besieged City) by Laila Ripoll.
Andrés regularly leads intensive workshops and classes for dance organisations, training institutes, dance academies and festivals including engagements in Costa Rica, United States UK and Italy.

Kemelo Sehlapelo is a contemporary dance performance artist born in Cape Town, South Africa, and spent most of her young life in Pretoria with a family deeply moved by art in all its forms. She earned a degree in English and Anthropology from the University of Pretoria and later moved to Hungary to continue her dance studies.
Upon moving to Budapest, she has found herself collaborating and performing with many international and local artists. Through attending various contact improvisation courses and performance art intensives she has found the crux of her work to be anything that is marked by a sense of intimacy with art-making, and has developed her way of making invisible or noncommunicable inner realities present through movement. In her hands, art becomes a healing mechanism, a tool for radical change, a binder for all different aspects of experience.
She is the initiator of the Gossip collective, an international woman-centered arts collective, and the curator of its exhibiting artists.

  • Venue: Centenery Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: St Andrews College, Somerset Street, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139.
  • Ticket Price: R150.00
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration: 40mins
  • Ages: 16
  • Language: English
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