And so you see… our honourable blue sky and ever enduring sun… can only be consumed slice by slice…
A Stay Late discussion on September 23rd
Co-presented with Crossing The Line (FIAF)
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERECo-presented with Crossing The Line (FIAF)
In her New York City premiere, co-presented by French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing The Line Festival, famed South African choreographer Robyn Orlin will present the season’s opening main stage performance, September 22-24. The piece And so you see… our honourable blue sky and ever enduring sun… can only be consumed slice by slice… features Johannesburg-born actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and performance artist Albert Ibokwe Khoza in a powerful solo performance. The work was created in response to South Africa’s recent celebration of 20 years of freedom and contains Orlin’s trademark mix of forms, expressions and genre. Orlin describes the performance as “… an ironical playful body, caught between sin, transformation, decay and brilliance, using the ‘seven deadly sins’, on a journey through a ‘requiem to humanity’ with the third world still on stage and the first world paying to be part of the show…” Featuring costume design by Marianne Fassler and lighting by Laïs Foulc.
“… An ironical playful body, caught between sin, transformation, decay and brilliance, uses the ‘seven deadly sins’, on a journey through a ‘requiem to humanity’ with the third world still on stage and the first world paying to be part of the show’
…Think of this piece as a ‘requiem to humanity.’”
Proposal: Robyn Orlin
Dancer: Albert Silindokuhle IBOKWE Khoza
Costumes: Marianne Fassler
Light Design: Laïs Foulc
Video & Sound Manager: Thabo Pule
Stage manager and Master Electrician: Jean-Marc L’Hostis
Administration & Booking: Damien Valette
Coordination: Louise Bailly
Production: City Theater & Dance Group, Damien Valette Prod
Thanks to Philippe Lainé for the use of images and Léopard Frock’s team
Co-production City Theater & Dance Group, Festival Montpellier Danse 2016, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Kinneksbond, Centre Culturel Mamer, Luxembourg, Centre Dramatique National de Haute-Normandie, la Ferme du Buisson, scène Nationale de Marne-la-Vallée. With the support of Arcadi Ile-de-France
The presentation of And so you see… our honourable blue sky and ever enduring sun… can only be consumed slice by slice… a solo performance for Albert Ibokwe Khoza by Robyn Orlin, is possible thanks to FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States with support from the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.
FIAF is the country’s leading French language and cultural center. FIAF’s mission is to create and offer innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French and Francophone cultures. We seek to generate new ideas and promote cross-cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.
Additional support provided by the King’s Foundation.
Bill T. Jones chats with Robyn Orlin about the New York City premiere of, ” And so you see… our honorable blue sky and ever enduring sun… can only be consumed slice by slice…” the creation of the project and how her artistry has developed over the years.