MAMELA'S HATCHED ENSEMBLE

Performance

MAMELA'S HATCHED ENSEMBLE ZA


MAMELA NYAMZA

HATCHED ENSEMBLE

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Content Note: The production deals with experiences of racism, discrimination or sexism

HATCHED ENSEMBLE

Choreography: MAMELA NYAMZA

Sparking from her highly acclaimed solo HATCHED, choreographer, performer and activist Mamela Nyamza has created the work HATCHED ENSEMBLE with ten ballet trained dancers from different ethnic backgrounds. The production deals with the deeply personal and challenging topic of body politics. Nyamza and her performers demystify and deconstruct (gender) norms, exposing sexist and racist ascriptions, until they realize their own respective true identities within the arts and creative industry. The poetic and emotionally intense work speaks to anyone who has ever felt in conflict with their own identity.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CAST AND CREW OF HATCHED ENSEMBLE
CHOREOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR, Mamela Nyamza
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, Wilhelm Disbergen
MANAGER OF MAMELA
COSTUME CO-DESIGNERS, Mamela Nyamza & Bhungane Mehlomakulu

PERFORMING ARTISTS, Opera Singer: Litho Nqai; African Traditional Multi-Instrumentalist: Given “Azah” Mphago

DANCERS ARTISTS, Kirsty Ndawo (Rehearsal Manager), Kearabetswe Mogotsi, Khaya Ndlovu, Thamsanqa Ndlovu, Kemelo Sehlapelo, Leorate Dibatana, Amohelang Rooiland, Noluyanda Mqulwana, Zandile Constable, Thimna Sitokisi

Co-Producers:
National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), Makhanda National Arts Festival of South Africa (NAF)

Funders and Supporters:
MOVING INTO DANCE (MID)

HATCHED ENSEMBLE