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 2017 + 2018 

BY FRIEDA SWANEPOEL

July 31, 2017

We learn new things every day, often the best kind happens through self discovery. The group of 23 dancers have differences; nationality, background, anatomy, physicality and dissimilar thought patterns, to name a few. However, somehow one still needs to learn how to a...

July 29, 2017

Today was our third public encounter in Shanghai. It took place in the spectacular Power Station of Art. Housed in a former power station, the museum is China’s first state run contemporary art museum and was established in 2012. The museum is huge to say the least, wh...

July 27, 2017

We are almost entering the third week here in Shanghai. Lots has happened in the past 14 days and lots more to be done in the remaining two weeks. The project has come to the point where everyone needs to concentrate on putting in extra personal work to take things to...

July 26, 2017

In general the topic “masks” can generate interesting discussions - for example people can perhaps feel they can hide; it could be a manner or expression that hides our true identity or feelings, literally or figuratively. White face masks made their debut in the studi...

July 25, 2017

What is hard is to go deeper and deeper into movement vocabulary every day without repeating what you did the day before. Pushing harder than yesterday is the way to progress further tomorrow. We are working on this in the studio. To enter this deep work you need to be...

July 23, 2017

We were at the Long Museum, West Bund today. Sometimes, experiences are hard to capture with words - today was one of them. 

Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang’s exhibition “Forms in Flux” together with the spectacular architecture of the Long Museum was the backdrop and trigge...

July 22, 2017

Another scorcher this morning, but luckily later in the day gallons of welcoming torrential rain cooled the air. Today is the last day of rehearsal and preparation before the performance at the Long Museum tomorrow. The first public appearance for the dancers in Shangh...

July 21, 2017

We rehearsed in Shanghai Dance Theatre’s studios (Shanghai International Dance Centre) for the first week. Yesterday we moved to some of their bigger studios, the floor above Shanghai Ballet. The weather outside reached 41 degrees (apparently the hottest day of 2017 so...

July 20, 2017

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