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May I Have This Dance

Dance / Pj's

May I Have This Dance is a new production by The Outlore that follows the life of a millennial couple as they navigate delicate psychological terrain. The exploration uncovers the complex impact of childhood trauma on romantic relationships and exposes communication as a tool for connection or a weapon for isolation. The story jumps through time, briefly pausing to allow the audience a window into the two characters’ current states of mind and the condition of their relationship.

The production is a hybrid of drama and dance. The concept for May I Have This Dance was born when the two founding members of The Outlore, Liam Tamejen Gillespie (choreographer) & Kimberley Buckle (playwright), compared their two creative passions (dialogue & dance) and wondered if the two could co-exist and bear equal storytelling weight in a production. This turned into endless discussions about communication, self-expression, love languages, and how important understanding and compassion are in building and maintaining a relationship. This was the inspiration for the style of the production and the material within.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Concept & Direction – The Outlore
Script – Kimberley Buckle
Choreography – Liam Tamejen Gillespie
Performers – Nkosinathi Mazwai & Amber Morgan

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The Outlore is a production company born out of lockdown. Its founders are a choreographer and a playwright who were anxious to get creating again. The team’s first venture was a Halloween cabaret show that they created to be performed by their friends for their friends, who were all performers left out of work due to the lockdown. After the collaborative success, the two founders officially created The Outlore. Their intention is to create work and content despite the setbacks of the pandemic, always looking for new and creative ways to solve the problems of distribution. Their work has been showcased in theatre, in underground parking lots, on YouTube, on Instagram, in school passages… they create in a way that productions are adaptable to be performed anywhere and under any budget. The only objective in mind: to create unapologetically, and without allowing limitations to be a deterrent, but rather an exciting challenge.

  • Venue: Pj's
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Top of Somerset Street, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R80.00
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration: 75min
  • Ages: 16
  • Language: English
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July 01, 2022   18:00 - 19:15
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July 02, 2022   20:00 - 21:15