Date: 23-25 March 2017
Venue: Drama Theatre
Ticket Price: R85.00; R65.00(students/OAP)
Block booking of more than 10: R65.00
Times: 19h30 and 10h00 (24 March)


From the same acclaimed team that brought BHAKTI to Durban, comes the newest offering SADHANA. Choreographer Lliane Loots and her Flatfoot Dance Company join forces with stalwart South African musician Madala Kunene in the making of SADHANA. Billed as a cross cultural delve into the confluence of African and Indian dance and music, SADHANA is going to be a feast for the senses! SADHANA is a Sanskrit word that means (in loose translation) a journey towards enlightenment that honours intellectual, emotional and spiritual seeking. While It is a term rooted in Eastern mystical philosophy, Loots comes to this work as choreographer to encompass a type of journeying that we all do as South Africans – as we attempt memory and history and the promises of our own ‘enlightenment”.

SADHANA works on a fusion dance language that uses the rhythms of classical Indian dance styles (specifically Kathak) overlaid on the African contemporary dancing body – be these ballet or contemporary trained. The work itself has the aesthetics of a long pilgrimage that is taken by both dancer and audience as we journey into the heart of what defines us as African – and as both social and spiritual beings. This dance feast for the senses features the six resident FLATFOOT dangers, Sifiso Khumalo, Tshediso Kabulu, Mthoko Mkhwanazi, Jabu Siphika, Kim Mccusker-Bartlett and Zinhle Nzama, with a guest appearance by Kathak aficionado Manesh Maharaj. The original live music score for SADHANA is createdand performed by Madala Kunene, Mandla Matsha and tabla player Revash Dookhi.