THE SACRIFICE

Dance

Dada Masilo’s latest creation THE SACRIFICE premiered at Impulstanz Vienna in 2021. 

With THE SACRIFICE choreographer Dada Masilo explores the minimalism and animality of Tswana dance in relation to Igor Stravinsky's musical work, The Rite of Spring. For the choreographer, who grew up in South Africa in a Xhosa environment, the question is not only to do as usual, to mix apparently different dance genres, but to set out to meet her deep origins and to work on identity markers: the collective, the scansion, the rites and even further, the sacrificial desire. "To ask something of the ancestors, you have to be able to give something in return." If today THE SACRIFICE reflects its Botswana heritage, it questions above all the evil that humans do to themselves. Is it really necessary to change? What must be sacrificed? How can we start afresh? 

For further insight into Dada Masilo's work please click on this recent BBC Reel.

UPCOMING DATES

  • 2022-09-29 00:00:00 2022-10-02 00:00:00 - Kampnagel, Hamburg - Germany
  • 2022-10-05 00:00:00 2022-10-05 00:00:00 - Les Salins, Martigues - France
  • 2022-11-15 00:00:00 2022-11-17 00:00:00 - Bonlieu, Scène Nationale d'Annecy, Annecy - France
  • 2022-11-19 00:00:00 2022-11-19 00:00:00 - Théâtre de l'Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay - France
  • 2022-12-01 00:00:00 2022-12-02 00:00:00 - Points Communs, Cergy Pontoise - France
  • 2022-12-07 00:00:00 2022-12-10 00:00:00 - La Villette, Paris - France
  • 2022-12-13 00:00:00 2022-12-13 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Suresnes, Suresnes - France
  • 2022-12-15 00:00:00 2022-12-16 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Saint Quentin en Yvelines - France
  • 2023-01-12 00:00:00 2023-01-13 00:00:00 - Teatro Central de Sevilla, Seville - Spain
  • 2023-01-16 00:00:00 2023-01-16 00:00:00 - Théâtre Equilibre, Villars-sur-Glâne - Switzerland
  • 2023-01-19 00:00:00 2023-01-21 00:00:00 - De Singel, Antwerp - Belgium
  • 2023-01-25 00:00:00 2023-01-28 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Caen, Caen - France

PAST DATES

  • 2022-07-28 00:00:00 2022-07-30 00:00:00 - ImPulsTanz, Vienna - Austria
  • 2022-07-18 00:00:00 2022-07-25 00:00:00 - Festival d'Avignon, Avignon - France
  • 2022-07-12 00:00:00 2022-07-13 00:00:00 - Colours International Dance Festival , Stuttgart - Germany
  • 2022-06-14 00:00:00 2022-06-15 00:00:00 - SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN, Cologne - Germany
  • 2022-06-10 00:00:00 2022-06-11 00:00:00 - Hellerau, Dresden - Germany
  • 2022-06-04 00:00:00 2022-06-06 00:00:00 - Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen - Germany
  • 2022-04-05 00:00:00 2022-04-05 00:00:00 - Theater Heerlen, Heerlen - Netherlands
  • 2022-04-02 00:00:00 2022-04-02 00:00:00 - Charleroi Danse, Charleroi - Belgium
  • 2022-03-29 00:00:00 2022-03-30 00:00:00 - Théâtre de l'Union, Limoges - France
  • 2022-03-23 00:00:00 2022-03-25 00:00:00 - Comedie de Clermont, Clermont-Ferrand - France
  • 2022-03-19 00:00:00 2022-03-20 00:00:00 - L'Azimut, Chatenay-Malabry - France
  • 2022-03-16 00:00:00 2022-03-17 00:00:00 - Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence - France
  • 2021-11-23 00:00:00 2021-11-23 00:00:00 - Teatro Grande, Brescia - Italy
  • 2021-11-20 00:00:00 2021-11-20 00:00:00 - Kulturni in Kongresni Center, Ljubljana - Slovenia
  • 2021-11-17 00:00:00 2021-11-17 00:00:00 - Open Festival Ariosto Theater, Reggio Emilia - Italy
  • 2021-11-11 00:00:00 2021-11-13 00:00:00 - Romaeuropa Festival, Rome - Italy
  • 2021-07-28 00:00:00 2021-07-31 00:00:00 - ImPulsTanz, Vienna - Austria
  • 2021-07-17 00:00:00 2021-07-24 00:00:00 - Festival d'Avignon, Avignon - France

CREDITS

Choreography : Dada Masilo
Musicians : Ann Masina, Tlale Makhene, Leroy Mapholo
Dancers : Dada Masilo, Sinazo Bokolo, Julia Burnham, Zandile Constable, Liyabuya Gongo, Refiloe Mogoje, Thandiwe Mqokeli, Lwando Dutyulwa, Thuso Lobeko, Thamsanqa Majela, Llewellyn Mnguni, Steven Mokone, Lebo Seodigeng, Thami Tshabalala, Tshepo Zasekhaya.