With over 71 films from over 25 different countries, guests can find contentment by participating in a wide array of workshops , visiting the black film market and attend exclusive meet and greets with film stars such as legendary director @Spikelee !
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Check out the festival’s 2018 trailer here:
Closing film and Award ceremony at Imperial cinema on Sunday the 30th with the screening of Dead Women Walking by director Hagar Ben-Asher .
The film depicts the final days of a series of women on death row, from two weeks before one inmate’s execution to mere minutes before another’s.
Danse Danse – CREATORS OF THE MOVEMENT , a Canadian company that annually showcases some of the best performances of contemporary dance creators, is very proud to welcome South African choreographer and amazing dancer Dada Masilo’s premiere of The Dance Factory \ Giselle, to open their 2018-2019 season at Place des Arts.
Born in Johannesburg, Dada has gained international notoriety for her re-imaged choreographic works of classic ballet such as Romeo and Juliet (2008), Carmen (2009) and Swan Lake (2010).
Her approach to choreography is bold and daring as she enthusiastically tackles famous works by fusing dance techniques, mixing original scores with twentieth century composers and performers and attributing very strong feminist personalities to her female leads.
Dada’s Giselle – a sorrowful tale of a young peasant girl betrayed by her lover and who dies of a broken heart, breaks away from the traditional romantic tale when she does not remain a powerless lithe figure in her afterlife. The character grows into a strong, unforgiving but beautiful Wilis (spurned spirit) who is bent on enacting her terrible revenge!
12 dancers use beautiful, inventive movement to convey powerful themes such as grief and revenge while fusing elements of African language, traditional dance and culture by leading the audience down a dark tale of vengeance that culminates in a stunning finale that will certainly leave you breathless …
Dada Masilo / The Dance Factory
Running until September 29th 8 pm at Place des Arts.
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