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Co-curated by Beth Gill and Cori Olinghouse

Movement Research Studies Project

Tuesday December 1 at 6:15pm.
Gibney Dance Choreographic Center, 890 Broadway


This event will be an informal introduction to choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a participating artist in the festival. David Thomson will lead a live interview and discussion with Xaba around the political and aesthetic resonances in her work.

Nelisiwe Xaba was born and raised in Soweto and is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a celebrated contemporary dance choreographer whose multi-media projects tour extensively and have brought her international acclaim. She collaborates with artists in and outside of her medium. Most notably, with fashion designer Carlo Gibson of Strangelove, choreographer Kettly Noel and film director Mocke J van Vueren for which they received a 2013 FNB Art Fair prize. Her body of work is politically driven and challenges stereotypes of the black female body and cultural notions of gender mainstreams. Xaba is currently represented by the Goodman Gallery South Africa.