Review: Kyle Shepherd Trio

By Ben Verghese — Kyle Shepherd Trio The Reeler Theatre, Rondebosch Cape Town, South Africa   Sat at a grand piano, Kyle Shepherd triggered the opening notes from his laptop. A pre-produced intro reverberated through the small hall. Strings rose and fell, a voice – Khoisan it seemed – sung/chanted. A beat dropped in the…

Jump Light

An extract from a performance work titled “Live” By Tania Vossgatter   Jump forward, jump backwards, jump from side to side, jump up while drawing your knees into your chest, jump while constantly changing your direction, keep your upper body relaxed as you jump, jump lightly, make the jumps look effortless, jump… “Live” was a…

A series of images: 3

By Tatjana Baleta “In particular I am inspired by natural motifs and surreal landscapes, probably born from my love of biology and the natural world.” Here  is Tatjana’s third set of images in this collage series:    Check out the first set in Tatjana’s series here! Follow Tatjana on Instagram @tatzab or email her for further information at tatjana.baleta@gmail.com

A series of images: 2

By Tatjana Baleta “Every image holds the potential to be transformed in infinite ways….”  Here is the second set in her series:  Check out the first set in Tatjana’s series here! Follow Tatjana on Instagram @tatzab or email her for further information at tatjana.baleta@gmail.com

A series of images: 1

 By Tatjana Baleta “I did my first collages as a small child, and now many years later I find myself returning to this art form. There is something special about picking out elements of images and combining them to create a completely new picture.” Tatjana’s images will be released over a few days. Here is…

Globalization, technology and intimacy

By Pieter du Plessis We are jumping. We have been jumping we have been jumping boundaries. Lines. – We have been jumping them all the time. There is horror and beauty There is touch and divide. The strange is familiar and the familiar is strange when we jump into one another’s arms.   1.  With…

Review: Au-delà de l’humain by Cie Zora Snake

By Nicola van Straaten ( There are times when one has to hurl oneself at a page. Or in this case, a screen. Language, the thing that takes up the whole body (particularly the roundish lump at the top) occupies our skin so fully, unilaterally even. When I write the word ‘language’ I mean to…

grass and water / jumping and swimming

By Dave Mann  1998 A day of freshly cut grass and Gatti’s ice-creams. In the front garden, my sister teaches me to do cartwheels – she does not succeed. “You keep jumping into it and bending your arms,” she tells me. “Keep your arms and legs straight. Pretend you have a steel pole running through…

editorial: jumping

.JUMPING. is not just a verb reserved for dancers, athletes and those small little spiders you find in the kitchen that leap up threateningly, even when your mom assures you they’re harmless. no… JUMPING is a verb that has morphed and changed with time and has found its way to be one of the four…

Thoughts about Verbs

Nicola van Straaten A while ago, Kopano, Julia and I were discussing the idea of themed issues for Any Body Zine (ABZ). In case you aren’t quite aware of what you’re reading right now, ABZ is a collective publishing project that the three of us have been doing together since our first issue came out…

Falling (audio contribution)

Mmakgosi Kgabi I met Nicola van Straaten as we began our studies together (they call it sommersemester in Germany 2017) for the MA in Solo Dance and Authorship as a homegirl from one of the many places „ I am from“. Nicola told us about her zine and asked me if I would be interested…

Chin up, Buttercup

JJ Pelechaty Chin up, Buttercup JJ is an analogue collage creator that also makes zines, radio noises and a whole lot of love.  She lives and works in Rochester, NY. Find JJ on instagram @mixedmessagesclub