Hey DARLING! Wanna Go to Africa?

Moya and Igor made a duet called "Darling". It was invited to Dance Umbrella in South-Africa. We need funding to pay for travel costs

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Hey DARLING! Wanna Go to Africa?

'DARLING IS THE SORT OF GENTLE CHOREOGRAPHY YOU RARELY SEE. SUBTLE AND FULL OF POETRY...' (De Standaard)

 

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Darling is a contemporary dance piece which testifies of an encounter between two personalities, two countries and two stories : South Africa (apartheid) and Belarus (mainly affected by the Chernobyl disaster).

 

This poetic and touching duet has been invited to the Dance Umbrella Festival in Johannesburg.  Which takes place this September 2014. The proposed fee covers almost all the costs except for the travels there. We managed to add some more dates in Cape Town but we will need more fundings to get there.

 

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The two dancers, Moya Michael (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Igor Shyshko (Gomel, Belarus) met in 1997 at Parts (the Brussels Dance School by Anne Theresa De Keersmaker). They come from totally different backgrounds (politically, historically, socially,...) and despite these differences they became best friends. They each went their own artistic paths but also worked together for some big companies and toured the world together. They shared all their experiences and were astonished as to how different yet similar histories they shared. This shared timeline revealed similarities with the major influences that marked their lives; for example the one coming of age in apartheid South Africa, and the other one in Belarus in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster.

 

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Conversations on their respective homelands emerged as the starting point. 

Retracing and reinterpreting histories gave way to a unique and human form, the result is this dance duet.

With unmediated physicality, DARLING sublimates the double-edged dialogue of how to cherish what is dear and protest the unbearable. 'Darling' as a term of endearment between the two became the title of this work which premiered in January 2013.

 

 

This piece was produced by the arts center Stuk and is coproduced by the South-African Zelda Productions and Dance Umbrella Johannesburg. They received funding from the Flemish Authorities for the creation of the piece as well. The duet has been shown in Belgium and now gets a chance to tour in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Sadly the fee of the festival doesn't cover the travel costs. It covers the performance fee, the accommodation and food cost in Johannesburg. The theatre rent in Johannesburg is taken care of. For Cape Town we will have to rent the theatre and its crew and pay for the promotion of the performances. The costs of this should in part be covered by the sales of the tickets. Our South African partners are helping us to find the finances for this part of the project. 

 

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We need your support to make this tour happen.

 

Allocation of funds

"We would like to perform this particular piece in both our countries of origin . At the moment the opportunity to perform in South Africa has come and hopefully one day we would be able to show this piece in Belarus.

 

We feel it is important to share this work with audiences from these countries. We made this work with our particular histories of growing up there in mind and would love to share it with people who can relate to where we come from.

 

Seventyseven (our management) and Zelda productions (our co-producer) are working hard to make this possible, however a certain amount of funds is still missing. And that is where you come in. With a little support from all of you we can refund our travel costs and show this piece in the country of its origin.

 

This piece in particular rings close to our heart as it is a more personal reflection of where we come from."

Moya Michael & Igor Shyshko

 

 

 

a little breakdown of the expected costs :

 

 

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Choose your reward

€2

You receive a personnel THANK YOU email by Moya and Igor.
  • 1 backer
  • Estimated delivery August 2014

€5

On the website of Seventyseven, your name will appear on the DARLING web page in the Thank You section.
  • 3 backers
  • Estimated delivery August 2014

€10

You will receive, via email, a personnel picture taken only for you during the tour in South-Africa.
  • 12 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2014

€25

You will receive a private link with password where you can download the music of the performance, composed by Gasper Piano.
  • 5 backers
  • Estimated delivery August 2014

€35

You will be invited to a one hour yoga class (by Igor Shyshko) or a dance class (by Moya Michael). We organise these classes in Belgium (Brussels).
  • 7 backers
  • Availability: 13/20

€40

You receive a beautiful t-shirt in size S, M, L or XL.
  • 5 backers

€50

A free ticket to a DARLING show or an other Seventyseven performance.
  • 8 backers

€55

You will receive a postcard sent to you from Johannesburg by the artists
  • 3 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2014

€100

We'll invite you to a drink with the crew organised in Belgium (Brussels).
  • 7 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2014

€200

We offer you a bottle of South African DARLING wine. To enjoy without moderation.
  • 1 backer
  • Availability: 5/6

€500

The set of DARLING is a long wall of plastic bags woven to symbolizing the union and the strength of Moya and Igors meeting. For this amount, we will put your name on the wall to indicate your donation and have you with us throughout the adventure. You will also receive a photo of your name on the wall.
  • 1 backer

€700

The team cooks you a meal with African, Russian and Belgian Specialities. this dinner can be had in Belgium (Brussels)
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Estimated delivery September 2014

€1,000

For this amount, Moya & Igor weave you a very special personal "wall"(± 1m long) and offer it to you to tie you even more to the project. The wall will make a beautiful piece of Art for your home.
  • 1 backer
  • Estimated delivery September 2014

€3,500

You become our "Patron" and receive all the mentioned gifts above. We also add your name and or logo on all out communication support.
  • Availability: 2/2

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