Cracks

Juanita de Villiers — my body is not porcelain, but marble it is cracked and streaked blue and white transparent skin reveals veins wrapping around hips like spindly fingers my Mother once told me: You know, your problem is you look about seventeen then you open your mouth and you’re forty But I don’t look…

editorial: falling

Editorial Vol. 2 / Issue 2 — F A L L I N G what can we say about ‘falling’? so much, so much, it’s happening constantly, everywhere we look, there is a dialogue with gravity – a moment, an object, a sentence, a statue, a person suspended mid-air, neither landed nor recovered (yet) every…

falling out #2 – a solo performance

by kopano maroga ||my heart: a half opened citrus fruit you grew tired of peeling/ my heart: a bicycle tyre replete with punctures/ my heart: a metaphor for a metaphor where there should just be bleeding, beating muscle tissue/ my heart: my heart my heart my heart my heart my heart my heart||– falling out #2 —  …

NEW DANCE LAB – Experimental Dance Festival

  NEW DANCE LAB  – Experimental Dance Festival is a platform for progressive and experimental dance performance, curated by Thalia Laric and Kristina Johnstone. Artists participating will present short, 5 minute works-in-progress that engage with risk, immediacy and new research. ANY BODY ZINE will be present at the NEW DANCE LAB in the form of Kopano…

To the Question Mark

Londiwe Gamedze, June 2010   Once I turned a corner without slowing down, without re-training my eyes on the new horizon, without taking a breath to understand the new way. I crashed a blue car in the desert and the rolls and tumbles shook up the whole world inside me. In glistening sheens and matt dullness,…

falling out

by kopano maroga — i don’t know where all our time went one minute we are in love in a sun dappled forest the next we are in rooms where your gaze goes right through me i lost weight i lost sleep i lost hair i lost my reflection   sometimes loss reminds you that…

Marching for Education

By Katie Muller To my mind, marching has two overlapping definitions and many conflicting associations. Both definitions are political, both referring to the occurrence of many bodies moving together. One is the militaristic kind, related to soldiering drills, brass bands, regimental uniforms and a strict 4/4 beat. The other is potentially anti-establishment, a form of…

editorial: marching

Marching Manifesto (or Editorial for March Issue) — Tomorrow is the last day of March. The world might end, or it might not. The world might end, as it has before. Or it might not, as it has not before. So far so good. So good so far. Put one foot in front of the…

When you think back on your childhood, what comes to mind?

Julia de Rosenwerth 14th March 2017 When you think back on your childhood, what comes to mind? WORK/ MORE/ HARDER/ UP When I ask myself this question, an uncomfortable bubbling arises in me. I used to be quite a serious gymnast and I didn’t have a lot of free time. The word that comes to…

Three Thoughts on Dramaturgy

The City. Walking. Saying No. By Zee Hartman The conceptual and temporal progress of art and performance is indistinguishable from the procedures by which they have been, historically, destroyed. Those that have negated popular artistic impulses either critically or practically have pushed art, its processes and its reception to new limits with every defiant action….

Untitled: Lorin Sookool

sometimes i will march alone at other times there will be a hand in mine sometimes i will be a step ahead and at others i will be a leap behind   tenacious without aggression spilt blood was a cold start i am bold and blooming with an orange mouth and thawing heart   i…