The ‘Naked’ truth told with body poetry

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The cast of Naked are from the left: Mpai Thekiso, Thuylene Titus, Saschine Cornellissen, Jet'aime Pond, Wendy Moloi and Mami Letube. PHOTO: PIERCE VAN HEERDEN

Naked, a new dance production by the celebrated House of Dirty Shakers, aims to not only entertain the audience, but also educate them about issues such as judgement, harassment and pressure.
Naked is the third major production by the House of Dirty Shakers this year. It is the follow-up production to Lipstick, which was done at Pacofs Studio 2 earlier this year. The other production was the critically acclaimed Impregnated by Dance, which wowed audiences at the Vrystaat Arts Festival and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown alike.
According the Zane Muller, director and founder of House of Dirty Shakers, Naked is about respecting your body for all it can do.
“Naked is a celebration of self-awareness. It is about embracing the only body you were born with. The production focuses on many different themes, including love, freedom and fetish, which will be shown in a very tasteful way with body poetry,” says Muller.
The story is told through dance and music. Strong and empowering poems and voice-overs will be used to help illustrate the movement. Audience members can expect a show stopping performance. The production will be choreographed by well-known dancer/choreographer, Teddy B Mhlambi, and will feature five talented dancers, Thuylene Titus, Wendy Moloi, Jet’aime Pond, Mami Letube and Saschine Cornellisen, all from Bloemfontein.
The show will take place 19:00 on 27, 28, 29 September 2017 at Pacofs’s André Huguenet Theatre and starts at 19:00 (7pm) on all three days.
Tickets are available from the Pacofs booking office at R60 (pre-sold) and R80 at the door.

-PIERCE VAN HEERDEN
pierce@marhareng.co.za