Sizindlebe | We Are Ears 2

Performance · Dance · Music

Location: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, view access map
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About the event

As part of The Centre for the Less Good Idea's residency at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.

From names to musical notation, and textual refrains to free-flowing movement and gesture, Sizindlebe | We Are Ears is an ensemble performance of second translations that, through a series of performative vignettes, deals with the complexity and simultaneity of translation. Sixteen-year-old pitch-perfect pianist Maya Muratoglu collaborates with vocalists and dancers to translate a name into a set of musical notes on the piano. What then emerged as an organic moment of collaboration and play now finds striking resonance on stage as a considered yet free-flowing ensemble work. Here, the simultaneity of translation is given room to be explored and exploded. It is a continual act of translation together with well-choreographed cacophony, veering at times towards entropy, but returning always to rich pockets of complexity and meaning.

Pianist | Maya Muratoglu
Choreographers & Dancers | Thulani Chauke, Betty Tchomanga & Teresa Phuti Mojela
Vocalists | Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Sbusiso Shozi, Anathi Conjwa, Dikeledi Modubu & Asanda Hanabe
Footnoters | Bronwyn Lace & Athena Mazarakis

Practical information

Additional information

Estimated duration: 1h.
Doors open at 6pm.
Seated show, subject to availability.
English and French.
Shows begin at the time indicated: latecomers will only be allowed entry if this does not disturb the show.
This event will be filmed by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain teams for distribution on our digital communication platforms and those of third parties authorized by us. The audience may appear in the produced content. If a person appears in the produced content and wishes to be removed, please contact the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain at contact@fondation.cartier.com.

The Less Good Lounge
Documentation space Moments of Making (archives, documentary film and sound installation).
Bookshop space in collaboration with The Centre for the Less Good Idea and the Fondation Cartier.

Cafeteria Soré (African cuisine), open every day and evenings of performances.