Hold your breath! The award-winning Swiss contemporary ballet is touring South Africa and Mozambique this month.
Nile’s first leg is Grahamstown, South Africa, where they will perform on 5, 6 and 7 July 2014 at the Transnet Great Hall for the National Arts Festival.
Their second stop is Maputo, the Mozambican capital, where they will blow away the audiences at the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre (CCFM).
Nile’s third and last rendez-vous to perform is on 17 July 2014 in Johannesburg, the golden city at the Wits Main Theatre (Wits University) in Braamfontein. The Jo’burg show forms part of the 969 Festival on.
Nile is the creation of choreographers Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon, with original music by Sir Richard Bishop.
The Southern Africa tour is presented by Company 7273, a Swiss-French contemporary dance outfit, and supported by Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Arts Council.
Company 7273 said in between Nile’s performances, from 9 to 12 July, they will be in KwaZulu-Natal to present workshops and master classes for professional and semi-professional dancers, as well as for parents and children interested in contemporary ballet.
These classes will be held in partnership with the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as local dance companies Flat Foot and Siwela Sonke, the company said in a statement.