...How in salts desert is it possible to blossom...

Robyn Orlin

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Desert dancer in colourful costume.
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Robyn Orlin

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Robyn Orlin for her latest creation ...How in salts desert is it possible to blossom...
 

...How in salts desert is it possible to blossom...is a collaboration between Robyn Orlin, uKhoiKhoi and Garage Dance Ensemble, a compagny directed by Alfred Hinkel based in O'Kiep, Northern Cape - South Africa.

This territory of South Africa is largely unknown, but for Robyn Orlin it is a veritable microcosm of the history of colonised South Africa. The great cultural richness, humour and humanity (and all too well-known lack of humanity) of this region shapes the artistic project.

Together with dancers, performers and musicians from the area, Robyn Orlin develops an installative performance, which negotiates questions around power, social and sexual hierarchies and privileges, thus playfully generating aspects of counter design for a new equal coexistence.

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Robyn Orlin

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the choreographer Robyn Orlin for her latest creation …How in salts desert is it possible to blossom...

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