6th Dec 9pm – 7th Dec 9pm – 13th Dec 7pm & 9pm – 15th Dec 7pm & 9pm

Theatre Arts, Observatory, Cape Town

MusicDance is a performance residency for dancers and musicians supported by Theatre Arts since 2018. Now in its fifth year the project draws together artists from diverse genres and backgrounds. The emphasis of the work is interdisciplinary and real-time composition. Audience are invited to witness the forging of exciting new collaborations and unique expressions in music and dance performance.

Performances by:

Musicians Coila-Leah Enderstein- piano, Garth Erasmus- indigenous instruments and electronics, Vintani Nafassi- African percussion, mbira, adungu, Sumalgy Nuro- indigenous instruments and electronics, Beatriz Gijon- piano , Elinor Speirs -violin, Jotam Schoeman- electronics, and Tamara Ringas- keyboards and electronics

Dancers Ché Adams, Tania Lea Vossgatter, Selah Joy, Leilah Kirsten, Nicolle Vieira, Tossie Van Tonder, Kyle Linde Vermeulen, Richard-Dean Sumares, Lize Van Rooyen, Andi Colombo, Nicola Van Straaten, Lynette Du Plessis, Thembisile Buhle Justine, Zoë-Blu Mottram, Celeste Müller, Yanna Romano, Siphenathi Mayekiso, Gita Galina, Delia Meyer, Thalia Laric and Manuela Lucia Tessi.

Curated by Manuela Lucia Tessi and Thalia Laric

Lighting design by Frans Mandilakhe Zunguze

Photography: Lindsey Appolis

Line up Tuesday 6th December: Musicians Coila-Leah Enderstein- piano, Garth Erasmus- indigenous instruments and electronics, Vintani Nafassi- African percussion, mbira, adungu, Sumalgy Nuro- indigenous instruments and electronics, Jotam Schoeman- electronics and Tamara Ringas- keyboards and electronics Dancers Tossie van Tonder, Tania Lea Vossgatter, Selah Joy, Leilah Kirsten, Nicolle Vieira, Richard-Dean Sumares, Lize Van Rooyen, Thembisile Buhle Justine, Celeste Müller, Siphenathi Mayekiso, Gita Galina, Ché Adams, Thalia Laric

Line up Wednesday 7th December: Musicians Coila-Leah Enderstein- piano, Garth Erasmus- indigenous instruments and electronics, Vintani Nafassi- African percussion, mbira, adungu, Sumalgy Nuro- indigenous instruments and electronics, Jotam Schoeman- electronics, and Tamara Ringas- keyboards and electronics Dancers , Ché Adams, Nicolle Vieira, Kyle Linde Vermeulen, Zoë-blu Mottram, Nicola van Straaten, Yanna Romano, Delia Meyer, Thalia Laric and Manuela Lucia Tessi.

Line up Tuesday 13th December: Musicians Coila-Leah Enderstein- piano, Garth Erasmus- indigenous instruments and electronics, Vintani Nafassi- African percussion, mbira, adungu, Sumalgy Nuro- indigenous instruments and electronics, Jotam Schoeman- electronics, Tamara Ringas- keyboards and electronics, Elinor Speirs-violin and Beatriz Gijon- piano Dancers  Tania Lea Vossgatter, Ché Adams, Selah Joy, Lize van Rooyen, Andi Colombo, Julia de Rosenwerth, Nicola van Straaten, Siphenathi Mayekiso, Leilah Kirsten, Delia Meyer, Gita Galina, Nicolle Vieira and Manuela Lucia Tessi

Line up Thursday 15th December: Musicians Coila-Leah Enderstein- piano, Garth Erasmus- indigenous instruments and electronics, Vintani Nafassi- African percussion, mbira, adungu, Sumalgy Nuro- indigenous instruments and electronics, Jotam Schoeman- electronics, Elinor Speirs-violin and Beatriz Gijon- piano Dancers Tossie van Tonder, Nicolle Vieira, Kyle Linde Vermeulen, Richard-Dean Sumares, Andi Colombo, Thembisile Buhle Justine, Zoë-blu Mottram, Celeste Müller, Yanna Romano, Thalia Laric and Manuela Lucia Tessi