Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula – HOW A FALLING STAR LIT UP THE PURPLE SKY

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Western films serve Jeremy Nedd and the Pantsula artists of Impilo Mapantsula as a speculative starting point for new stories and myths.

After their successful production “the ecstatic”, the nine Pantsula artists of Impilo Mapantsula and Jeremy Nedd are now working together again to explore the «western». The western could be considered a film genre that utilizes some of the most explicit tropes around the hero, the «other» and the vast, empty landscape which they both contentiously inhabit. There is a set of characters and images that have become so deeply engrained in the collective imagination which portray those clichés, but those are certainly not images of pantsulas… How a falling star lit up the purple sky is a dynamic visual poem that proposes a paradigm shift, re-thinks the idea of the archetype and hopefully invites a re-assessment of the psychic and geographical spaces occupied by the western, the (Wild) West, and the South.

 

In coproduction with Kaserne Basel; Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne; International Summer Festival Kampnagel; Wiesbaden Biennale; The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg

 

With the kind support of Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, SüdKulturFonds, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Kulturfonds of the Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), GGG Basel, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung, Scheidegger-Thommen-Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung

 

 

SHOWS
TEAM
BOOKING
Wiesbaden Biennale

Sunday, 4. September 2022,

Monday, 5. September 2022,

Noorderzon Groningen

Friday, 26. August 2022,

Saturday, 27. August 2022,

Sunday, 28. August 2022,

Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg

Thursday, 18. August 2022,

Friday, 19. August 2022,

Saturday, 20. August 2022,

National Arts Festival, South Africa

Friday, 1. July 2022, 14:00

Friday, 1. July 2022, 18:00

Saturday, 2. July 2022, 18:00

Sunday, 3. July 2022, 12:00

Arsenic Lausanne

Thursday, 26. May 2022, 19:30

Friday, 27. May 2022, 19:30

Saturday, 28. May 2022, 19:30

Sunday, 29. May 2022, 19:30

Kaserne Basel

Wednesday, 11. May 2022, 20:00 Premiere

Thursday, 12. May 2022, 20:00

Friday, 13. May 2022, 20:00

Saturday, 14. May 2022, 20:00

Sunday, 15. May 2022, 19:00

Jeremy Nedd

Sicelo Xaba, Vusi Mdoyi, Sello Modiga, Thomas Motsapi, Sonakele Masethi, Kgotsofalang Moshe, Vuyani Feni, Sibongile Mathebula, Elma Motloenya

Thomas Giger

Laura Knüsel

Fabrizio Di Salvo & Rej Deproc

Brandy Butler

Rosa Birkedal

Anta Helena Recke

Regula Schelling/ produktionsDOCK

Regula Schelling

regula@produktionsdock.ch

 

SHOWS

Wiesbaden Biennale

Sunday, 4. September 2022,

Monday, 5. September 2022,

Noorderzon Groningen

Friday, 26. August 2022,

Saturday, 27. August 2022,

Sunday, 28. August 2022,

Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg

Thursday, 18. August 2022,

Friday, 19. August 2022,

Saturday, 20. August 2022,

National Arts Festival, South Africa

Friday, 1. July 2022, 14:00

Friday, 1. July 2022, 18:00

Saturday, 2. July 2022, 18:00

Sunday, 3. July 2022, 12:00

Arsenic Lausanne

Thursday, 26. May 2022, 19:30

Friday, 27. May 2022, 19:30

Saturday, 28. May 2022, 19:30

Sunday, 29. May 2022, 19:30

Kaserne Basel

Wednesday, 11. May 2022, 20:00 Premiere

Thursday, 12. May 2022, 20:00

Friday, 13. May 2022, 20:00

Saturday, 14. May 2022, 20:00

Sunday, 15. May 2022, 19:00

TEAM

Jeremy Nedd

Sicelo Xaba, Vusi Mdoyi, Sello Modiga, Thomas Motsapi, Sonakele Masethi, Kgotsofalang Moshe, Vuyani Feni, Sibongile Mathebula, Elma Motloenya

Thomas Giger

Laura Knüsel

Fabrizio Di Salvo & Rej Deproc

Brandy Butler

Rosa Birkedal

Anta Helena Recke

Regula Schelling/ produktionsDOCK

BOOKING

Regula Schelling

regula@produktionsdock.ch