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.

In 2022, in 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.

Performing artists of the MusicDance 2022 edition:

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, 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

with thanks to Caroline Calburn

Upcoming: MusicDance will take place at Theatre Arts in November/December 2023.

Stay updated musicdance021@gmail.com