With the Maitisong Arts Festival just around the corner, X is one of the productions that have gotten people curious and talking. This production simply titled X is the brainchild of Sky Blue Dance Hub; an upcoming local contemporary dance company. According to the Artistic Director of Sky Blue Dance Hub Tumisang Baatshwana, “X is basically a production aimed at exploring the world of secrets. Our culture is very secretive, there is so much that we don’t know and in this production we explore secrets in the family structure, in relationships and in social and cultural settings. Another issue we try and raise is that of HIV/AIDS and the secrecy veil around it.”
Baatshwana further stated that the storyline will be delivered by 11 dancers who are currently in rigorous training in preparation for the show. “Our approach to this show has been one of a workshop setup, we came up with a concept and later all of us came together and started building on the script. We will be dissecting X, which in essence represents the secrets we conceal about ourselves. We want to question, are we who we say we are? This dance explores and celebrates the complexity of the human condition.” she says. X will premier on the 25th of April as a fringe production to David Molosi’s “Double Bill” show.
This will not be the first time that Sky Blue Dance Hub will be performing at the Maitisong Arts Festival. Ticket prices for the show go for P70 and P250 to watch the two shows Double Bill and X.