Rampage Dance Company is back celebration of Women’s Day.
The Nature of Dance is head up by Iqraam Rahim, Rampage Dance Company Director.
Rahim is known for his unique style of mixing music, movement and momentum.
His choreography highlights the Fibonacci sequence or golden mean which is nature’s code for progression and growth.
“Women of all walks of life united in a march to the Union Buildings speaking in one voice: I was inspired by this,” says Iqraam Rahim.
You can expect:
NAACH is expected to showcase the talent of different women of different ages who all have a common denominator, dance. They will perform on the night as they demonstrate their stories through dance.
Rahim said that he was also inspired by the story of cancer survivor, Shivani Singh, who found her strength in dance.
Stories through dance:
Shivani Singh a Kathak graduate, said that she was excited at the prospect of working with the Durban dance guru and finds herself at the heart of ‘Oruyagum’, a piece that speaks to strength, determination, victory and celebration.
Anisha Maharaj steps on stage after being retired from dance performance for just over 12 years. A student of Vasugi Singh (Artistic Director of KZN Dance Theatre), she has been given the greatest care to aid in her transition to the new paradigm of dance that didn’t exist previously.
Seasoned Bharatanatyam performer Kajal Misra is stepping out of retirement to collaborate with Rahim who is pioneering the shift of local dance to a more diverse community. One that is current, more accessible and is representative of South Africa in the global dance arena. She will be performing a piece outside of her dance expertise, as Iqraam has choreographed a very vintage, jazzy number to the remake of the old time hit, ‘Aaiye Meherabaan’.
Sandipa Sukhnandan and Tarika Nagessur, students of Medicine and Commerce respectively, complete a line-up of artists that speak to proud heritage of female performers locally.
Presented within a Bollywood framework, NAACH – the Nature of Dance shows for one night only in Durbans Playhouse Drama Theatre.
It’s set to be awesome extravaganza of story telling through the appreciation of dance.
By: Lisanne Lazarus