• Welcome to the website of the French Institute of South Africa!

  • Bienvenue sur le site de l'Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud !

'Une Rupture' by Fana Tshabalala

When? 20 March – 5 April Where? Around Southern Africa as part of a Southern African tour (see locations below). More info on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.alliance.org.za

Promising young choreographer and performer Fana Tshabalala, who has established a strong artistic relationship with France and in particular French choreographer Michel Kelemenis, presents his solo ‘Une Rupture’ as part of a tour in the French cultural network in Southern Africa. In this work, Tshabalala conveys the following message: “it is not what we see with our naked eyes that defines the content and the context of the structure, usually what one sees tends to camouflage the reality. What happens when the eyes, heart and mind agree on one thing, that does it mean that is the reality ... My body and my soul will tell a story that my mind and eyes refuse/restrict to think and see, the next person will take a journey into reality of misjudged structure, the structure of me, you, us, and them.” His solo "Une rupture" premièred at New Dance festival in September 2011.

DATES
20 March             Alliance française of Maseru
21 March             Alliance française of Durban
23 March             Alliance française of Pretoria
24 March             Alliance française of Port Elizabeth
31 March             Alliance française of Johannesburg, as part of the Francophonie Day
5 April                 Alliance française of Gaborone

With the support of the French cultural network in Southern Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Embassy of France in Southern Africa.

Arts & Culture - Theatre Dance Performing Arts

  • jomba festival banner
    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    The 19th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience - Durban from 23 Aug to 3 Sept

    For this year's 19th edition, the annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presented by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts will takes place in Durban from 23 August to 3 September. This year's festival promises a feast for dance and theatre lovers over 12 days with a… Read more
  • AlchemyOfWords-Signature
    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    The Alchemy of Words is touring Southern Africa in Sept/Oct

    After the premiere at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, The Alchemy of Words will be touring Southern Africa - Durban, Maseru, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Maputo and Sasolburg! This multi-media performance about the life and work of French poet Arthur Rimbaud combines sand animation, live… Read more
  • ZooM-0218
    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    The Alchemy of Words - National Arts Festival

    The Alchemy of Words in avant-premiere at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown! This multi-media performance about the life and work of French poet Arthur Rimbaud combines sand animation, live animation, music and puppetry. I am now making myself as scummy as I can. Why? I want to be a poet,… Read more

Follow us:

 

Join the Culture Newsletter

Contact

Tel. (+27) 11 403 0458
Fax. (+27) 11 403 0465

Join the Culture Newsletter