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In Performance: Robyn Orlin – Walking next to our shoes… (NJ, NYC, USA)

Walking next to our shoes…ntoxicated by strawberries and cream, we enter continents without knocking
Thurs., Feb. 10 & 17; Fri., Feb. 11 & 18 • 7:30pm
Sat., Feb. 12 & 19 • 8:00pm
Sun., Feb. 13 & 20 • 3:00pm
Peak Performances @Montclair

A Piece by Robyn Orlin
Performed by Phuphuma Love Minus, with Xolisile Bongwana, Vusumuzi Kunene, Ann Masina, Thulani Zwane

American Premiere

Artists around the world are constantly inspired by the beauty, struggles, culture and history of South Africa. Paul Simon’s Graceland introduced its musical roots to the pop culture mainstream. Athol Fugard exposed its dramatic wisdom. Now, another South African auteur is taking the pulse of her country’s complex social reality.

Robyn Orlin is known for work that can be subversive, outrageous, provocatively humorous, and visually arresting. From her early days as a choreographer during the Apartheid era, Orlin has made a career of confronting taboo subjects with a heightened, vaudevillian theatricality that aims to test and redefine ideas about South African performance.


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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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