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Cohen and Elu swan off

In May they will take their brand of confrontational theatre to La Rochelle in France where they will participate in the Fête du Jours festival.

Here Cohen will perform his works called Chandelier and Limping Into The African Renaissance. Elu, whose work derives from more orthodox dance roots will perform The Goatfoot God Pan parts one and two, and Broken Bird.

Their untraditional approach has also attracted interest in Berlin where Singaporean curator and artist Ong Keng Sen of In Transit, a Berlin-based cultural festival, is working on a project that focuses on works from diverse parts of the southern hemisphere.

In Transit describes itself, not as a presentation of art, but more a process. It sees itself as an on-going laboratory that involves the audience and the city streets.

In Berlin, Cohen will also collaborate with 81-year-old Nomsa Dhlamini. There, he and Elu will perform in

Tradition, which Cohen describes as ”the famous shit eating work”.

From Berlin Cohen and Elu will return to France for a six-month residency with the company Ballet Atlantique, under the directorship of world-renowned choreographer Regine Chopinot.

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Robyn Sassen
Robyn Sassen
A freelance arts writer since 1998, I fell in love with the theatre as a toddler, proved rubbish as a ballerina: my starring role was as Mrs Pussy in Noddy as a seven-year-old, and earned my stripes as an academic in Fine Arts and Art History, in subsequent years. I write for a range of online and print publications, including the Sunday Times, the Mail & Guardian and artslink.co.za and was formerly the arts editor of the SA Jewish Report, a weekly newspaper with which I was associated for 16 years. This blog promises you new stories every week, be they reviews, profiles, news stories or features.
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