Worlds Apart, choreographed by Adele Blank and featuring the talents of the Playhouse Dance Residency dancers, is a rich piece reminiscent of life’s always circular journey. Traditional women today are seeking to enter the urbanised world, and many find that this clashes with who they are – making them feel ‘worlds apart’. With voiceover by Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Worlds Apart is about carrying on with our lives, but never forgetting where we came from.
The Playhouse established its Dance Residency programme in response to the scarcity of funding, training and facilities for dance and drama, and through it aims to create long-term opportunities for up-and-coming or previously disadvantaged artists to be given the space to continue to create works of art.
Worlds Apart plays alongside Beyond Breaking Pointe as a double bill at the Playhouse Drama Theatre on 10 and 11 August.