Movement and meaning workshop with Mamela Nyamza

On Saturday 2nd November, at the very same time that the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup, our performers from Net vir Pret, Ukwanda and CHR had the opportunity to participate in a movement workshop with the formidable Mamela Nyamza, a multi-award winning choreographer, director, arts activist, educator and live artist, organised by the Factory of the Arts at the Centre for Humanities Research at UWC.

In the workshop Mamela explored the performer as facilitator, that any body can facilitate and create movement and that the boundaries of what we consider movement are open and available to us all. Using play as a pedagogical methodology, she lead the performers through various exercises exploring everyday movement conversations, movement memory , focus, basic object transformation and kinetic-vocal exchange.

She inspired the group with a preview conversation about her new piece, still percolating in its infancy, and we were honoured to share this time with her.

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