Date: 18 March 2016
Location: Livity Africa, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Time: 17:30pm – 20:00pm
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#CreativeHustles is a series of free events for young people, aged 18 to 35 years, to engage with established creative industry professionals and arts practitioners.
Your Art, Your Process, is the theme for this Creative Hustles session, which explores using the body and movement as a tool for expression. Dance and performance art help us communicate, in ways language can’t. Livity Africa in partnership with British Council Connect ZA has created a Hustle that explores dance artistry in the digital age. By inviting dance artists, from across genres, who use the body as a tool for expression and exploration into our space,we hope to delve deeper into dance and movement as an art form. We invite you to join us and our panellists indiscussing their process as a way to challenge and explore their diverse spaces, and address issues of race, gender, sexuality and culture while communicating their different realities.
More on our panelists:
- Kieron Jina, one of South Africa’s controversial and proactive choreographers and performance artists, redefining both forms of the art in the country through his innovation within the field. Through the use of performance art and choreography, he tells personal stories that are underpinned by activism, societal themes and challenge stereotypes in an effort to captivate, activate and alter audiences’ minds. He has worked in diverse media, including television, film, theatre and dance as a choreographer, activist, dancer and teacher. Follow him on twitter: @
- Joni Barnard, an artist and educator who lives and works in Johannesburg. She believes strongly in collaboration, experimentation and play. Her primary areas of interest are in performance, theatre and choreography. She is an experimental theatre-maker and choreographer. Follow her on twitter: @
- Manthe Ribane, performance artist, model, stylist, who recently collaborated with OkZharp on the track Dear Ribane released on the EP Dumela 113 to be released via London based record label. She is the muse in the NOT x Chris Saunders fashion and photography collaboration shot in Johannesburg. Follow her on twitter: @
- Alexandrina Hemsley, is an independent choreographer, dancer and writer who produces her own work. She makes work that aims to reclaim her identity as a mixed-race woman and tries to engage with the various cultural frameworks that mark, violate and subjugate her body on her own terms. Often she fails and falls into stunned silences.Her artistic practice is a way to undo this and an embodied way to react.Her practice is a collaborative one which she sees as a way of keeping knowing active and open. Alexandrina is one part of duo Project O with Jamila Johnson-Small. She also works with choreographers Helena Webb and Rosie Heafford on Dad Dancing. Alexandrina has also collaborated with artist Katarzyna Perlak on Bounty Bars and Oreo Cookies. As a performer, she has worked with a range of artists. Her writing practice finds its home on Feminist Shakedown. Follow her on twitter: @AlexandrinaHem
British Council Connect ZA is a major series of cultural exchanges between the UK and South Africa marking 2014 as a celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa. From 2013 to 2015, the programme will support cultural connections between young people aged 18-35 in the UK and South Africa with series of arts projects and use digital platforms to build creative networks through live music, film, visual art and design. British Council Connect ZA aims to reach new and diverse audiences for the arts and stimulate innovation, whilst forging new collaborations with organisations and individuals on both continents.