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Borne Frees - A Walk to Remember Review

Sep 09, 2016

 The lights go out and the sounds of djembe drums sets the scene as the velvet curtains open on a group of young dancers for this contemporary dance forming part of Artscape’s Heritage Month celebrations.

The ‘born frees’ are the generation of young South Africans born free of apartheid, but still affected by its legacy.

This generation live in a world in which democracy has triumphed paving the way for a better future and in Borne Frees this is expressed through dance.

The dancers use the whole stage with well-designed lighting creating different depths of field for the viewer to focus on the dancers farther back, as well as the movement right on the edge of the stage. Through the 11 dance scenes, viewers can feel the struggle, the search for something, the power of unity and its eventual triumph. Freedom, happiness and a final celebration follow.

A beautiful display of movement and artistry from the young performers whose contemporary costumes contribute to making every move memorable. The music together with the choreography by Celeste Both and Marlin Zoutman makes the show magical to watch and these young individuals are testimony to the talent and diversity of our nation. The show features young performers from Western Cape Education Department Focus schools, the UCT School of Dance and the New World Dance Theatre training programs.

As the lights go down, the sound of djembe drums fills the theatre once more as the dancers enter for their last hoorah. Applause resonates throughout the theatre.

Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2016 16:26

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