Jozi Youth Dance present Domaine
Jozi Youth Dance Company is a platform for young dancers, exposing them to professional choreographers and dancers. They gain invaluable experience, performing to sold out audiences, preparing them for the cut-throat dance industry.
This is JYDC’s 4th season and promises to be one of their best yet. This year we present to you “Domaine” (translated from French, meaning “realms”).
Our dancers will involve the audience, taking them on a journey through different worlds, stepping seamlessly from one existence to the next.
“The Web”, conceived and choreographed by Jayd Swart, takes a disturbing look at how society is governed by social media. From the confines of a video game, the audience will experience being tangled in these digital webs.
“The Last Victims”, choreographed by Kingsley Beukes, illustrates the mundane monotony and humdrum of life. Wake, work, sleep, repeat.
The last act of this haunting piece demonstrates the binding together of women to liberate themselves from this prosaic existence.
Evan van Soest choreographs a powerful piece named “The gift of mortality”. A series of flashbacks portray the final junctures of a perishing woman’s life. We are moved from elation to sorrow in this melancholic fragment of life’s journey, leading us to realize the importance of savouring single moments.
“The Wall”, a distressing, yet compelling piece choreographed by Phume Sikhakhane, will touch on all our neurosis and have us grasping for air by the end of it. These dancers climb, batter and bash the confines of their minds, attempting to break down the barriers created by civilization.
Jayd Swart again expresses herself in the ethereal sliver of “Light”. An eerily magical collaboration of life’s weird and wonderful misfits coming together for a glimpse into a peculiar, fantastical and delusional parallel universe.
“Domaine” showcases a diverse array of dimensions using these and more scenarios and esteemed choreographers such as Shannon Glover, Burnise Silvius, Cayley Hodson and Paige Sundelson. A poignant and hallucinogenic passage through time and space that will have you captivated and reflecting long after the final curtain has fallen.
Show days and times are: Thursday 19 April 2018 at 7pm, Friday 20 April at 7pm, Saturday 21 April at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday 22 April at 2pm and 6.30pm.
Ticket prices are R150 per ticket or R100 for 10 or more (same show).