This month's regular Wednesday Session (25 April) will feature two exciting components:
>> Presentation by "The Flying Dancer from Ramallah", Sharaf DarZaid
Sharaf DarZaid has been dubbed the "Flying Dancer from Ramallah" due to his exceptional ability to dance. DarZaid is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer from the village of Al-Bireh, in Palestine. He is currently in South Africa doing research for his Masters Thesis, which he will present on at this month's Wednesday Session. His topic is: "Art, and the role of artists, under conditions of oppression - cultural resistance in South Africa and Palestine"
. Sharaf is is also member of the International Dance Council and he will screen several short video clips from his recent international performances. Click here to read an article on Sharaf DarZaid
>> Video and Discussion by Themba Nkabinde of Moving Into Dance Mophatong
Themba Nkabinde was born in Dobsonville, Soweto. He started at Moving into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) in 1992 and is now MIDM's Deputy Artistic Director. MIDM was founded in 1987 as a non-racial dance company and training organization where dance was used as a form of cultural resistance against apartheid. Nkabinde will screen a short 20-minute video on artistic resistance during apartheid and will then lead a discussion on the topic.
When: Last Wednesday of every month
Time: 20h00 for 20h15
Where: Love and Revolution, 7th Street, Melville, Joburg
Hosts: SA Artists Against Apartheid and BDS South Africa
See you on Wednesday!
South African Artists Against Apartheid and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in South Africa (BDS South Africa)