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CHOREOGRAPHY IN ITS CONTEXT. Why is each choreographer’s work different?. Choreography is always influenced by the individual artists’ personal history, attitudes and values the culture of the company and its people and the social environment of the choreographer and company.

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Choreography in its context
CHOREOGRAPHY IN ITS CONTEXT


Why is each choreographer s work different
Why is each choreographer’s work different?

Choreography is always influenced by

  • the individual artists’ personal history, attitudes and values

  • the culture of the company and its people

  • and the social environment of the choreographer and company



Background
Background Theatre’s Alfred Hinkel

  • Hinkel underwent initial dance training at the University of Cape Town Ballet School in the early 1970s, thereafter returning to his home in Namaqualand.


Taken from http://www.jazzart.co.za


He joined Jazzart as a dancer, teacher and choreographer, later taking over the performance company in 1986. Under his direction, a philosophy of professional dance training and performance emerged that was inclusive and all-encompassing, recognising the importance of the socio-political and economic context.


Collaborators
Collaborators later taking over the performance company in 1986.

  • His work was influenced by many collaborators over the years including dancers, musicians and directors such as:

    Jay Pather, Vusabantu Ngema, Jenny van Papendorp, Dawn Langdown, Sharon Friedman, Christopher Kindo, Mark Fleishmann, Jenny Resnick, Sonwabo Masepe, Balu Searll, Sifiso Kweyama, Sbonakaliso Ndaba and Ondine Bello and many others


Hinkel forged a teaching and performance ethos based in the populist thinking of the South African political ‘struggle’.He was concerned with race and gender discrimination issues and focused on serving disadvantaged communities. Strongly politically aware, Jazzart Dance Theatre provided both the tool (the dance company) and the medium (the performance works) for political protest


Bolero the last dance
Bolero (The Last Dance) populist thinking of the South African political ‘struggle’.

  • The very well known award winning "Bolero" has been restaged many times over the past six years. Each time it was staged the situation in South Africa had shifted and the dance changed accordingly. This dance work is an excellent example of dance reflecting the society.


an era with the l populist thinking of the South African political ‘struggle’.

"Bolero"AA Vita Award winning work Taken from http://www.jazzart.co.za/



Excerpt from bolero
Excerpt from Bolero was first performed using, as it did, Western classical music, a racially mixed cast, and the juxtaposition of contemporary, classical, African traditional, Indian and Mpantsula steps.

  • The basis of the choreography was developed by the original performers, and is danced both bare feet and in gumboots.


Contribution to dance society
Contribution to Dance & Society was first performed using, as it did, Western classical music, a racially mixed cast, and the juxtaposition of contemporary, classical, African traditional, Indian and Mpantsula steps.

  • Hinkel has made a major contribution to choreography and to the training of dancers. His company has become one of the leading training and performance institutions in South Africa.

  • He has made dance more accessible to people from disadvantaged backgrounds, training many dancers who have gone on to establish independent careers;

  • His choreography has successfully challenged both social (race and gender) and cultural assumptions and he has contributed to the Africanisation of contemporary dance.


Taken from was first performed using, as it did, Western classical music, a racially mixed cast, and the juxtaposition of contemporary, classical, African traditional, Indian and Mpantsula steps.http://www.jazzart.co.za/


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