Remix Dance Project, based in Cape Town, is an acclaimed contemporary dance initiative that brings together performers with physical disabilities and performers without. Remix is interested in exploring dance that values the honesty of the body and then surprisingly twists these tales and stories in space to create dance performances of unusual and outstanding perspective. Remix focuses on two aspects of dance development:
- Remix runs extensive education programmes for adults and children as well as teacher training programmes in integrated dance.
- Remix creates performances that are intriguing and intelligent. Wherever possible Remix seeks to bring awareness and recognition to the expressive potential of the body. In 2002, Remix won the prestigious Arts and Culture Trust Award: Cultural Development Project of the Year for its education and performance work.
In 2005 Remix Dance Project became a full time professional company. It was founded in 2000 by Nicola Visser and Malcolm Black and in 2001 formalised as a Trust and Non-Profit Organisation. It has welcomed many theatre practitioners into the project since this time who have brought with them skills in physical theatre, mime, puppetry and voice work which has broadened the depth of knowledge and exploration within Remix’s work. At present, Remix focuses on the contemporary dance genre drawing on release technique and contact improvisation as its primary discipline in training.
With the generousity from Youngblood Culture Development, Remix Dance Company is now company-in-resident at the Baxter Theatre Centre.
Lara Foot, Director of the Baxter Theatre says, “Lovaffair is the first production which the Baxter has presented under my new directorship. I am delighted with the work, and have been inspired and humbled by the expertise of the Remix company and the wonderfully creative Ina Wichterich.”
Remix looks forward to a long partner ship with the Baxter Theatre.