This refreshingly unpretentious show utilises only basic props, such as plastic bags, a ventilation system, sticky tape, strategically placed weights and an umbrella, to create a beautifully choreographed dance performance. The “dancers”, however, are multicoloured plastic bag puppets, animated by cleverly controlled bursts of wind.
Ivan Roussel is responsible for the composition and soundtrack, which includes Claude Debussy’s Afternoon of a Foehn, Nocturnes and Dialogue of the Wind and Sea.
Due to popular demand, two extra performances of Afternoon of a Foehn have been arranged for Monday 2 July at 12:00 and 14:00.
Venue: Thomas Pringle Hall, Monument
Tickets: R35 (full), R25 (scholars/students)
Performer: Cécile Briand
Artistic Direction, Choreography and scenography: Phia Ménard
The word “Foehn” means a dry wind