Cape Town audiences can catch the latest genre-bending production from the multiple award winning Underground Dance Theatre in the coming days and weeks. Winner of the kykNET Fiesta Blue Couch Award for producing the most ground-breaking work of 2015, the company is known for its innovative style blending contemporary dance, South African Dance Theatre and physical theatre.
An intoxicating marriage of Film Noir meets Dance Theatre, ‘PULP’ is the most intimate work yet by the company. The show will be performed from July 7 to 16 at the Rosebank Theatre and from July 20 to 23 at the Galloway Theatre.
‘PULP’ is created and performed by Steven van Wyk, (Fleur du Cap nominee, Best Actor in a Musical in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’), Thalia Laric (Nicola Elliott’s ‘Run!’ and numerous productions with First Physical Theatre) and Cilna Katzke (Sean Bovim’s ‘Tango Nights’; iKapa’s ‘Stadium’ and various productions with Cape Town City Ballet).
Like the iconic film noir private detective navigating a morally ambiguous, labyrinthine city populated by femme fatales, mobsters and suspicious housewives, so must the audience navigate the world that is presented to them in ‘PULP’, searching for clues, gathering evidence, and perhaps preparing an alibi as they deal with their own demons.
“‘PULP’ is a world that’s dark, delicious and dangerous and references jazz dance, musicals and is a pastiche of film noir history. Come share the journey with us,” says co-creator Steven van Wyk.
* Tickets for The Rosebank Theatre shows can be booked at Webtickets.
Book for The Galloway shows at www.waterfronttheatreschool.co.za.