Mthabisi Tshuma, Showbiz Correspondent
EZIMNYAMA Dance Ensemble has written a contemporary dance production called Hope, which is expected to launch on their various social media platforms next month.
The production seeks to give hope to the masses that the pandemic will pass or subside, and that the public will return to their past way of life.
The director of the dance group Phibion Ncube said: “The production comes after the coronavirus devastated the whole world as it brought terrible suffering to humanity where many people lost their lives, their jobs and this forced people to adjust to the new and unpredictable normal.
“As a whole, we have created this type of room to uplift the spirit of humanity and give people hope that the pandemic will end and our lives will return to normal. It may take a long time but it will pass eventually and so we all need to have hope with the deployment and distribution of vaccines because we are now certain that if we work together the coronavirus will be defeated. “
Ncube said what makes this piece exceptional is that they decided to let the dance tell itself.
“The story is told through dance. Most people are used to playing and talking, but this time the dance is telling. It is a contemporary dance piece, an expressive style of dance that combines elements from several dance genres, including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
“We discovered that dancing is limitless. So we adopted this unique dance style and it’s amazing and refreshing, ”Ncube said.