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UKZN Dance Lecturer presents “PARK DANCES #1” at Durban Botanic Gardens

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UKZN Dance lecturer and Artistic Director for the Flatfoot Dance Company Dr Lliane Loots will host the inaugural “Park Dances #1” at the Durban Botanic Gardens at 17h00 from 7 to 11 April.

This short outdoor season will allow the audience to relax and safely watch Durban’s much-loved dance company in a celebration of joyous dance with good music in true Flatfoot style.

‘We are delighted to start off our Park season in collaboration with the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust and to have this opportunity to share this incredibly beautiful living space with audiences,’ said Loots.

The hour-long dance explosion was collaboratively created by the full company, Loots, Sifiso Khumalo, Jabu Siphika, Zinhle Nzama, Mthoko Mkhwanazi, Sbonga Ndlovu, Siseko Duba and Ndumiso Dube. It offers a rich confluence of African rhythms, with classical and contemporary influence and execution.

Flatfoot “Park Dances” will engage the natural environment of Durban’s parks as renewed and reimagined spaces to watch dance.

This is a family-friendly performance and audiences may bring picnics and blankets to sit on. Entrance opens at 16h15 for patrons to settle in, and enjoy a picnic or a stroll around the gardens before the show begins at 17h00.

There is ample safe parking at the main Botanic Gardens Visitors Complex entrance. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, and masks must be worn.

There is a maximum audience of 50 per show with demarcated areas to sit. Tickets are R100 and must be booked and paid for in advance – there are no door sales. To book contact Clare on flatfootdancecompany@gmail.com

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