I STAND CORRECTED
Co-created, co-performed by Mamela Nyamza/Mojisola Adebayo
Choreographed, performed by Mamela Nyamza
Spirited South-African choreographer/performer Mamela Nyamza and British-Nigerian writer/performer Mojisola Adebayo tackle head on contemporary questions of identity, gender and social freedom facing South Africa today in this highly-charged double bill.
I Stand Corrected is a dramatic story of rage and romance, where two women try to reach each other across the supernatural divide. It is a narrative of love above hate, freedom from fear, marriage over murder, resistance against rape…
Told through haunting and sometimes absurdly comic physical theatre, with seductive singing, dance, drama and music. Co-created, co-directed and co-performed by Mamela Nyamza and Mojisola Adebayo, I Stand Corrected is an artistic response to the violent epidemic of ‘corrective’ hate rape in South Africa. I Stand Corrected will touch you with its sheer energy and passionate cry for justice.
In Hatched, Nyamza transforms her own story into evocative dance-theatre. On a stage flooded with red cloth, two worlds collide as Nyamza’s life unravels: she is an artist and a mother. Combining South-African and Western dance vocabulary and music, Hatched articulates the poignant realities of grappling with one’s place in the world.
Awarded the Standard Chartered Bank's Young Artist Award for Dance in 2011, Mamela Nyamza's work considers the engendered body and the contemporary definition of dance.
Reflecting a broadly African aesthetic, Mojisola Adebayo's work tackles questions of power, identity, and change.