Flatfoot Dance Company

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VISITING YOUR SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY

SCHOOL'S WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

FLATFOOT does a full range of workshops, master classes and specialised performances especially focused and suited for school learners. 


These are aimed at supporting the schools arts and culture learning area syllabus, and – where appropriate – to support learners who are taking Drama (and the cognate dance and movement study areas) as a matric subject. 


We have 13 years of dance experience running workshops and performances in KZN schools and are eager – in consultation – to tailor make a programme of classes, workshops and interventions that suit the needs of your school learners or community.


Workshops on offer:


  • Laban as a tool towards Choreography/Creative Movement: these workshops aim to assist the learner/dancer in using Rudolph Laban’s basic dimensional and diagonal cross as a very basic tool for creating dance. This workshop is ideal for those learners working on theme programmes and on honing dance-making skills.

  • African Contemporary dance: these technique classes explore the fusion contemporary style that FLATFOOT calls its own unique African contemporary style that has seen the company grow a new and unique dance language. Vibrant and fun!

  • Contemporary Technique: these classes focus more specifically on Graham, Hawkins, Release and Horton technical training for dancers and are geared to those who are interested in a career in dance and in strengthening and supporting their own technical training. These classes can be created for beginners or more advanced students.

  • African Traditional dance: these workshops aim in taking the dancer through the journey of learning some of KZN’s most beautiful and complex traditional African dance styles ranging from Ndlamu and Ngoma, to gumboot and isiCathamiya. These workshops can be created for beginners or more advanced students.

SCHOOL'S PERFORMANCES

Over the past few years FLATFOOT has created specialised travelling performances that combine the techncial and choreographic award winning talent of the company with a special eye on making dance theatre work accessible to a schools audience (and travellable to the various schools in our region). We have travelled the following works all over KZN:


  • "The Rhythm of Life" (2008/2009/2010) - a dance theatre work celebrating the rhythms of the djembe drum and the dub poetry of Mutaburuka, through an exploration of traditional and popular dance styles.  The work played to approximately 3000 school learners in KZN, and enjoyed a short run at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

  • “1...becomes 2... becomes 3...” (2011/2012) – a danced exploration into the processes of choreographing and making dance, set to the music of Philip Glass, choreographed in counts of 8.  The work played to approximately 4000 school learners in KZN, and enjoyed a single performance at Bulwer Park as part of the community's family-day celebrations.

  • “History is a Home Address” (2013/2014) – a dance theatre celebration and invocation of the poetry of Mongane Walley Serote that played to almost 4000 school learners in KZN

  • “The Love Project” (2015/2016) – a dance theatre work that accesses the form of the choreopoem and which takes a brutal and ironically funny look at love relationships in the 21st Century. This work generates a lot of post-show discussion and has performed, thus far, to about 1300 KZN learners.



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WORK WILL BE ON OFFER FOR 2016 – 

invite us to your school!!