And Then…, the latest iteration in an award-winning dance series performed by the acclaimed dancer-choreographer jackï job and classical piano virtuoso José Dias opens at the Artscape Arena Theatre.
And Then… is danced in the language of the praying mantis. It is a dance-music production about the way we love and vibrate with sentient worlds. Deeply personal, for both the audience and the performers, it allows each individual to develop their own very intimate interpretation of their work.
jackï job is an accomplished artist known for constantly raising the bar of contemporary dance performance. Her dance series And Then… began in 2018. It has taken on many forms – each one planting the seed for the next – including a film that aired during lockdown in 2020. And Then… was nominated for a Naledi Theatre Award and won the UCT Meritorious Award for Creative Works in 2022.
In concert with her longstanding collaborator José Dias, she creates innovative, organic performances that have riveted and moved people all over the world. The duo intricately weaves set movement and structured improvisation techniques, creating unusual synergy and connection, carrying all those who witness to a place of deep soul-listening. Dias brings the piano to life, and it becomes the third performer.