Vuyani Maqoma, South Africa’s legendary choreographer, is a contemporary dance genius. His latest creation, Full Moon, an epic masterpiece, will be performed at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg from 30 April to 11 May 2014.
Full Moon, directed by Maqoma with co-choreographer Luyanda Sidiya, features 25 dancers and the South African National Youth Orchestra (SANYO), and its original music was composed by Isaac Molelekoa.
The costumes were designed by the Black Coffee label, which is headed by designer Jacques van der Watt.
The show is a dance odyssey that is meant to take the audience on a stirring, surreal journey from outer space to the landscapes of earth, drawing on ancestral memories and myths, the organisers said;
The production is set against the backdrop of Molelekoa’s original score, performed by the SANYO
Maqoma hails his collaboration with the Black Coffee label, saying: “I like the boldness in their designs, but also I find their designs to be an extension of the themes of each piece.”
“Also, their attention to detail is remarkable and always surprising and challenging conceptually. The marriage of fashion with movement brings something new to the arts.”
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Photo: Roseline Keppler excels in ‘Full Moon’. Costume by Black Coffee. Credit: Marijke Willems