Romeo & Juliet/Rebellion & Johannesburg

Romeo & Juliet/Rebellion & Johannesburg   
Dance Umbrella Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa
University of Johannesburg Arts Centre
Performed in English
February 25-26, 2016

Jessica Nupen (creator) and Moving Into Dance Mophatong (dance company)

This is a dance-theatre piece that subsumes the narrative of Romeo and Juliet into the urban street culture of Johannesburg. The production premiered in 2015 and enjoyed an international tour in Germany. Its ongoing success this year means it will likely tour again in the coming months.

Full List of Creative Team:
Jessica Nupen | Concept & Choreography
Sunnyboy Mandla Motau | Assistance, Choreography & Dance
Oscar Buthelezi | Assistance & Dance
Spoek Mathambo | Music
Anmari Honiball | Wardrobe and Stage Design
Ed Blignaut | Film
Muzi Shili, Teboho Gilbert Letele, Thenjiwe Soxokoshe, Asanda Ruda, Thabang Mdlalose and Eugene Mashiane | Dance
Lars Rubarth | Technical Direction
Felix Striegler | Sound Design & Music
Fanny Roy | Production & Tour Management
Ulrike Steffel | PR & Marketing
Steve Thomas, Tanja Hall, Xavier Saer | Photography
Heiko Gentsch | Graphic Design
Pulane Kingston | Honorary Patron

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Funding and sponsorship:

Kulturbehörde Hamburg | Hamburgische Kulturstiftung | Lufthansa | German Embassy South Africa | Ammer Stiftung | Rand Merchant Bank | Mantombazana Foundation | Moving Into Dance Mophatong | Goldman Sachs Gives | South African Embassy Berlin and Consulate General Munich | Brand South Africa | University of Hamburg | Dance Forum | The Sukuma Foundation                                                                                                                                                                      

Images by tanahall photography