‘The year of the butterfly’ for young and old

Members of the House of Dirty Shakers during a recent rehearsal.

Residents, young and old, who want to end off the year in a spectacular manner, enjoying dance and entertainment, can do so with a production from the House of Dirty Shakers, in collaboration with Pacofs. The Year of the Butterfly is a contemporary dance show which offers more than beautiful choreography.
“There are four stages to becoming a butterfly. We took those stages and incorporated them into the stages of a human being’s life in the form of the dancers in the company. We implemented them from situations in their lives, in their struggles, their ups and downs and the daily struggles all of us in the company encounter,” explained director, Zane Muller.
The show is directed by Zane Muller, produced by House of Dirty Shakers and choreographed by Teddy B. The dancers include Boipelo Monnamorwe, Wendy Moloi, Elrico Plaaitjies, Mpai Thekiso and Teddy B Mhlambi.
“They came in about four to five years ago, innocent, young and wanting to take a risk in the arts. And now that some of them are done studying, it’s time for the butterfly to fly. The butterfly must decide: am I climbing the corporate ladder, am I still pursuing arts, what is this butterfly going to do because I’ve got my wings, I’ve been groomed for four years and I’m ready to take on the world,” added Muller.
“We wanted to do something different, hence we wanted to speak and connect with the audience and that is why we took the stories of our own lives and basically illustrated them through movement. The audience can expect intense choreography, very dramatic, but also enjoyable, something for young and old, something that everyone can relate to,” said Muller.
The production will be showcased at the André Huguenet Theatre from 4 till 6 December 2019, at 19:00. Tickets cost R50 and are available at Pacofs. – Seithati Semenokane