Edited by Sharon Friedman, Post-apartheid Dance – many bodies, many voices, many stories presents unique perspectives on post-apartheid dance in South Africa by South African authors. Beginning with a historical context for dance in South Africa, the book reflects the multiplicity of bodies, voices and stories suggested by the title. Post-apartheid Dance is the first singular body of work to have emerged in any book form that attempts to provide a cohesive account of the range of voices within post-apartheid South African dance. Authors include Adrienne Sichel, Maxwell Xolani Rani, Elizabeth Triegaardt, Gerard Samuel, Steven van Wyk, Lliane Loots and Kristina Johnstone.
The book launch will take place at the Cape Town City Hall media room on Monday 3 December at 18:30 and admission in free.
Photo from cover image featuring Desiree Davids; photo John Hogg.
Praise for Post-Apartheid Dance:
“… the first –and long overdue –volume to grapple with the legacies of apartheid in dance . This exciting volume celebrates the diversity of that world while spotlighting its continuing quest for full artistic enfranchisement.” Lynn Garafola, Professor of Dance-Barnard College, New York,USA
”These essays provide an invaluable contribution to dance studies, juxtaposing embodied experiences with critical reflections, which shift perspectives of dance practice in a global context. Christy Adair, Professor of Dance, York St John University, UK.
‘Post-apartheid Dance’ book launch video recording: