Two leading voices in contemporary dance in Africa, South African Boyzie Cekwana and Mozambican Panaibra Canda, collaborate to create a haunting and powerfully physical examination of post-colonial Africa. In 1984, Mozambique and the South African apartheid state signed the Nkomati accord, a non-aggression pact.
The Inkomati (dis)cord refers to this failed agreement, and the river that lent its name to it. Using their own bodies, identities, and histories, the dancers explore the internalized colonial boundaries that still alienate shared histories and aspirations.
Wed, Sept 25 at 6:30pm
Destabilizing Reality: A Discussion on African Surrealism
Moderated by Awam Amkpa, PhD, Associate Professor, NYU and author of Theater and Postcolonial Desires
Thu, Sept 26
Discussing The Inkomati (dis)cord:
Conversation with Boyzie Cekwana and Panaibra Canda
Moderated by Simon Dove, Co-curator Crossing the Line 2013
Presented as part of New York Live Arts's Come Early/Stay Late series.