Collaborating with Adele Blank on “Bengingazi”

Legendary South African choreographer Adele Blank heard and used various sections of my suite for strings “Valley Of The Shadow” (2016). She is developing it as a South African fusion dance piece called “Bengingazi” using ballet and local dance styles, specifically pantsula.

The plans are to expand the piece into a compelling South African narrative for international stages.

More as it develops…

See an early version of Bengingazi as part of the International Ballet Gala in September 2017 with dancers Angela Malan, Andile Ndlovu, Javier Monier and Thami Njoko.

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  1. Hilary Greg 26/02/2018 at 20:32 #

    What an unexpected combination of dance that will hopefully fill out in response to this lovely sometimes lush sometimes eerie music ……

  2. Hilary Greg 26/02/2018 at 20:34 #

    Does Bengingazi have an English meaning?

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