U.S. Premiere | Dance/Music-Theatre

Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro

January 15 at 7:30pm | January 16-18 at 8pm | January 18 at 2pm at The Joyce Theater | 60 Minutes

Set in a graveyard filled with the persistent cries of visitors in mourning and the poignant music of Isicathamiya singers (an a cappella singing style originating from the Zulus), Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro  vividly elicits emotions associated with the loss of life. Physically charged and visually striking, the work is choreographed by South African native and internationally-known choreographer Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. Cion draws inspiration from author Zakes Mda’s novel,  Cion  and  Ravel’s Boléro,  and  is, in Maqoma’s words, “a lament, a requiem required to awaken a part of us, the connection to the departed souls.”
 
A production of Vuyani Dance Theatre
 
Photo Credit: Siphosihle Mkhwanazi

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Gregory Vuyani Maqoma

Nhlanhla Mahlangu