Artistic Director: Lliane Loots
Company members: Sifiso Khumalo, Jabu Siphika, Zinhle Nzama, Sbonga Ndlovu, Siseko Duba, Ndumiso ‘Digga’ Dube and Mthoko Mkhwanazi
About the company:
FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY can be found in the heart of the East coast of South Africa in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is nestled in the heart of the warm ocean facing city of Durban. Its geographical location is important to FLATFOOT as this sense of place is what offers a unique flavour to this contemporary dance company. Often working with memory and history, FLATFOOT has developed a unique identity as a contemporary South African dance company that is known to offer politically and socially charged dance theatre work.
FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY has a long 28-year history of working in integrated and disability arts and is particularly well known for its integrated dance programme working with dancers with Down Syndrome. Called the “FLATFOOT Downie Dance Company”, FLATFOOT have begun to explore and develop a partnering working/training methodology that opens up participation working with dancers living with intellectual disabilities. FLATFOOT has – as one of its core values – the practice of dance (in education and in performance) as a tool towards what it calls “living democracy”.
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