Displacement Powerlines explores how technology has encroached on society and how urbanisation has led to the alteration of traditional games and social interaction. It explores the emergence of new social rituals such as Shoefiti and examines the thin line between the perceived reality and the need for social contact and acceptance.
Directed by Sello Pesa,conceptualised and created by Humphrey Maleka and Brian Mtembu, Displacement Powerlines was made possible by funding received from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund who funded the training of the choreographers as well as the research and development of the works.
• Dance Umbrella 25th Anniversary – Johannesburg 2013
Photographs courtesy of John Hogg