I am a South African who is using this particular space on the internet to reflect and ponder about dance, movement, the body and all those other things that I find interesting. I will most likely be writing about (let’s be honest) probably European and American contemporary dance companies and choreographers because imperial hierarchical thought spaces are a bitch and this is what I’ve been taught to admire and see as culturally valuable despite the fact that that’s all a load of shit. So it goes. However, I will try to be intentional about alternative choreographers (not just the bigwigs) and I will do my best to more than occasionally veer away from Eurocentric notions of dance, even though they are very sexy and well-funded and accessible on the internet.
Does this make sense, I wonder?
I also have other projects! I co-run an online and printed publication about dance, movement and bodies called ANY BODY ZINE. Please go take a look!
I also collect pictures of dead umbrellas (para-pleure – feel free to contribute to this sad and ever-growing archive of abandoned objects). I collect pictures of beds I’ve slept in (bed-lit). And I’ve made some dance films (it is good to make things).