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Not Your Average Swan Lake

Dada Masilo -- Dance Factory

 

South African choreographer Dada Masilo presents this alternate version of Swan Lake in Montréal January 14-16. 

The differences of this contemporary version are clear by sight – everyone in tutus, barefeet – but Masilo’s choreography dives much deeper. The work deals with homophobia, forced marriages, the legacy of apartheid and the ravages of AIDS – all with sensitivity and humour. In Masilo’s version, Prince Siegfried falls in love with neither Odette nor Odile but instead with a male black swan.

Born in 1985, Masilo studied classical and contemporary dance in South Africa growing up, followed by two years in Brussels at PARTS, the dance school founded by the choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Masilo founded her company in 2008.

Learn more >> dansedanse.ca

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