Upcoming: UNFINISHED VOL. 3

We will be performing at Darkroom Contemporary’s UNFINISHED VOL.3! Details below.   “A platform to share and connect people through dance and music, UNFINISHED brings together Cape Town’s independent dance companies and a selection of classical and experimental musicians. This Darkroom Contemporary initiative invites dance makers to create short works outside of their comfort zones,…

10 and 5 Interview

ANY BODY ZINE: a self-published project celebrating the art of movement   Written by Nikki Zakkas on March 8, 2017 in Dance, Performance, Writing, Zines For an inclusive dialogue on topics relating to bodies, dance, movement and choreography, look no further than ANY BODY ZINE, an independent publication that provides a collaborative space to explore the performing…

editorial: subject/object

“subject/object” — ||| ! WELCOME TO THE SIXTH ISSUE OF ANY BODY ZINE ! this is the last issue of the year (!) and we are so grateful to everyone who has been a part of this journey ◊ ◊ ◊ ‘subject/object’ has certainly been an interesting issue for us at any body zine (being…

Suitcase Full of Sparks

by Kai Mira    Kai Mira is in Trinity with KLOTHO and Katara Sedai. Find a part of their narratives on Instagram at @katara_sedai

An Exploration of Faliure

By Chantal Cherry   Sometimes failure is helpful as the ‘happy accident’ leads the artwork in a new, exciting direction and in this way is generative of innovative material. As a society, we accept failure when it leads to success or when we’re able to learn something from the outcome of the failure. However, failure…

SPLIT: Thoughts on a Choreographic Process

By Julia de Rosenwerth   I began making Split, my first solo choreographic work in July this year. First off, I’d like to say that solos are really difficult (possibly the most difficult, and ironically so). When I started working I did not have a director or outside eye. I was in a particularly insular…

An Unnecessary Complication

A manifesto by Lena-Franziska Posch   Taking a picture. Taking something from someone. Shooting someone. Photographing seems quite a violent act. Click. Done. A 1/200 of a second that defines an everlasting relationship creating a 2-dimensional object: detached from its context, existing through space. The opening and closing of the shutter. The transformation of relations…

Closet

a conversation between nicola van straaten and kopano maroga about ‘closet’: an ongoing performance project they did   nicola: kopano, towards the end of 2015 we swapped wardrobes for about two weeks. it was starting to get really summery and i was digging your shirts and comfy jeans, but missing my dresses and the variety…

Subjected to Become an Object

By Kwanele Finch Thusi   Before I went to the nude bar, I went to the gym first – as usual it was full. I waited at the reception as I updated my account because I know that the bastards will take my money again like they have been doing for the past two months….

Portal

By Londiwe Gamedze I have discovered a portal. Countless others have accessed it before me, but for it to be real, I had to go in myself. I use a little ganja to lubricate the passage- just a tiny bit. I make my rituals and I approach the portal, feel its pull on me, a…

Ann Likes Red

by Juliana Irene Smith   When you live life on the road, the nomadic pleasures of only needing a passport, a plane ticket and 2 dollars are what make you holla. I get paid to do the wild thing. Wild thang. (You know the beat.) Live it up cliché and smack me down, hard and…

Lady Aria Grey Explains Subjectivity

 Is this glass half full? Is this glass half empty? Is this glass a bicycle?   [Title screen] LADY ARIA GREY EXPLAINS SUBJECTIVITY [by Lady Aria Grey]  Hello. I’m Lady Aria Grey, and today I’m explaining subjectivity. She pulls out a Dictionary.   “Subjectivity: The state or quality of being subjective.” She throws it away….