This is a story about friendship, tolerance, social, humanity and love. Two friends who are professional dancers are on a journey to create a theater piece production that explores dance and poetry.
SanDance! follows several indigenous San dance groups as they travel from remote Kalahari villages to the Kuru Dance Festival in Botswana, where their unique and spectacular dance performances are showcased. The result is a moving journey that explores the age-old trance-healing dance at the heart of San culture.
In 1996, DanceSport was one of the most popular leisure activities in South Africa, with the ‘Rumba in the Jungle’ event bringing dance couples from around the world to compete in the prestigious event. But, in 1999, the dance festival was cancelled. The film follows the journey of two dancers as ‘Rumba in the Jungle’ makes its resurgence nearly two decades later.
This is a languid and beautifully made account of the lives of three families who live in the polluted Russian city of Magnitogorsk, home to the state-run Kombinat, one of the largest iron and steel factories in the country. Kombinat falls midway between the stories of Chekhov and Kafka, rendered in the medium of social-realist cinema.
This masterfully produced documentary about avant-garde dancer Merce Cunningham and his enduring relationship with avant-garde musician John Cage blends recreations of Cunningham’s landmark works with rich archival footage garnered over three decades.
Five dancers explore the concepts of tradition, culture, memory, and identity, questioning the transformation and deconstruction of these themes in their own lives.
A Feast in Time of Plague is a documentary that examines the artistic responses by state-funded theatre-makers to the apartheid state. Its focus is on those who worked in the Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB) between 1970 and 1990.