Dance and multi-media show by Desire Davids - When: 27 & 28 February at 8pm - Where: The Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown (Johannesburg) - Bookings at Computicket and info at
“I am of mixed race. Black and White. I do not know how much of each. All I know is that I am me and that is what I would like you to see. Not your version of what you think I should be or an image of me that is comfortable for you to accept.” Desire Davids
Beneath the colour… beneath religion… beneath culture… are we the person we are because or of spite of? This multi-media work is a search for self and a struggle against confinement. It interrogates the unravelling/unpacking of self. How much of us is imposed by culture, communities, religion, public views and opinions? Are we fearful of change… to disappoint or be rejected… do we question enough? Who are we… me and you… Who is beneath our skin??
South African choreographer and dancer Desire Davids collaborated with French photographer Pascale Beroujon to incorporate a multi-media dimension to her work. Parallelly to Desire Davids’ performance, Pascale Beroujon will lead a workshop around the theme of photography, dance and the body in motion. This workshop will gather students and young professionals in Johannesburg on Wednesday 29 February.
Producer: Floating Outfit Project (South Africa) - Co-Producer: Centre for the Creative Arts, UKZN, JOMBA! 2010. With the assistance of: Montpellier Danse 2011 / C.N.C.D.C. de Châteauvallon, 83192, Ollioules/L’Institut Français (Afrique et Caraïbes). As part of the Dance Umbrella 2012. More info on www.danceumbrella.co.za