The Inkomati (dis)cord

Making its U.S. premiere, The Inkomati (dis)cord is a work made
collaboratively by South African artist Boyzie Cekwana and
Mozambique artist Panaibra Canda. In 1984, the Mozambique of
Samora Machel and the South African apartheid state signed the
Nkomati accord, a non-aggression pact. The Inkomati (dis)cord is
Cekwana and Canda’s referral to this failed historical agreement, as
well as the river that lent its name to it. In an attempt to break through artificial borders and traverse territories, using their own bodies, skins, identities and histories, the choreographers explore the internalized colonial boundaries that still alienate shared histories and aspirations.

Sep 25 at 6:30pm – Come Early ConversationDestabilizing Reality, A Discussion on African Surrealism, moderated by Awam Amkpa, PhD (Associate Professor, NYU; author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires

Sep 26 immediately following the performance – Stay Late DiscussionDiscussing The Inkomati (dis)cord, Simon Dove, Co-Curator of Crossing the Line, in conversation with Boyzie Cekwana and Panaibra Canda

Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Crossing the Line 2013 festival