Join us for an artist talk by South African choreographer and dancer Dada Masilo on Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts.
About the Artist:
Dada Masilo grew up in the impoverished neighbourhood of Soweto, where she was born in 1985. She studied classical and contemporary dance in South Africa, followed by two years in Brussels at PARTS, the famous dance school founded by the choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Combining her training with the traditions of African dance, she established a unique signature, captivating audiences with reworkings of major classics from the Western dance repertoire. She founded her own company in 2008 and became a celebrity in South Africa, and soon afterward became a star on the international scene. She has created a dozen choreographies and is the recipient of two awards.
Masilo has a deep love for the classics – from Shakespeare to Tchaikovsky, from Ballet to Flamenco. She has impressed with her signature speed and is known to imbue her roles with a precocious theatricality. She has also been amazingly daring, tackling the `big’ stories and boldly fusing dance techniques; musically, mixing the original scores with twentieth century composers and performers.
This event is presented in partnership with the Quick Center for the Arts and in conjunction with the exhibition William Kentridge: Universal Archive.
Experience Giselle by Dada Masilo on April 18 at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit the Quick Center’s website.